Meet the high demand for access to excellent care.
By 2032, the U.S. will face a shortage of nearly 122,000 physicians.1 It’s a crisis that places immense strain on our health care system. As a family nurse practitioner, you’ll be ready to help, by providing a primary care function for all patients, from infants to the elderly. And you’ll be well compensated for your work.
- $97,645 median annual income for primary care nurse practitioners2
- 36.1% growth projected over the next 10 years2
- Top 10% of earners make more than $105,5002
You’ll also tailor your education to your career goals with an in-demand MSN specialization1 in Nursing Education, Nursing Management & Executive Leadership, or Clinical Nurse Leader, a certification created by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to meet the ever-evolving needs of modern health care.
In addition to fulfilling the need for quality care at a reasonable cost, you’ll make a difference in the lives of patients and their families, with the ability to work in diverse communities and settings.
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner:
As a primary care FNP, you could work with patients of all ages, performing assessments, analyzing information, diagnosing illnesses, prescribing treatments, and helping individuals make lifestyle changes that impact their long-term health.2
Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner:
As a pediatrics nurse practitioner, you could be a primary care provider for infants, children and adolescents, diagnosing and treating many common illnesses and injuries.2
Places you could work as a family nurse practitioner:
- Community clinics
- Private clinics
- School clinics
- Phone/online triage
- Long-term care facilities
- Community health departments
- Long-term care facilities
- Private home care practice
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- Association of American Medical Colleges (2019 April). The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2017-2032. Retrieved October 15, 2019, from https://www.aamc.org/news-insights/press-releases/new-findings-confirm-predictions-physician-shortage
- Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight™. Retrieved October 17, 2019.