Nurse Practitioners:

Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $99,240.00
Average Time to Fill 45 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,851
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Customer Service
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Deliver babies
Perform minor surgery
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Administer rehabilitation interventions
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Give medications or immunizations
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Provide in home patient care
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities
Solve clinical problems
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Treat medical condition of patient
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Apply traction to patients
Conduct behavior modification
Attend to patient's personal care
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Develop medical treatment plans
Develop dietary-care plans
Develop treatment plans
Perform emergency medical procedures
Implement life support procedures
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Feed food to individuals
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions
Conduct medical tests
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients

Training and Teaching Others

Educate patients in use of assistive, supportive, or health-related devices
Advise patients on effects of health conditions or treatments
Educate patients regarding diagnosis or treatment
Teach medical self care
Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses
Teach family members to provide bedside care
Provide nutritional instruction to individuals or families
Instruct patients in methods to improve functional activities
Provide health education and disease prevention instruction
Teach medical laboratory procedures
Teach principles of medicine
Prepare medical reports or presentations
Prepare medical reports
Instruct patients or caregivers in basic and adaptive living skills

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Clinical Experience
Occupational Therapy
Medical Coding
Radiologic Technology
Acute Care

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