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Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

There are different kinds of nurses who perform different tasks and duties. Pediatric Nurse Practitioners are the nurses who provide same medical aide which a physician does. They can prescribe medicines, diagnose illnesses and perform health related exams and tests. Those nurses who specialize in pediatrics perform all the duties that a pediatric performs. In some states these nurses have their own clinics as well whereas in some they work under licensed physicians. They perform duties like maintaining the records, doing check ups, treating and diagnosing chronic conditions, illnesses and injuries related to pediatrics. There is a huge demand of such nurses in the industry. If you are planning to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner then you must enroll in the programs that offer this specialization.

• Education Criteria for a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner:

As the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner can work single handedly and can operate his or her clinic the level of education is advanced as compared to other nurses. After completing BSN i.e. Bachelors of Science in Nursing a nurse must pass NCL EX-RN. After becoming a registered nurse and practicing, for becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner requires completion of Masters Degree (preferably in health care) as well. This way the nurse becomes a certified practitioner. It is advised to select courses related to psychology and child care. Nurses can also go for certifications from SPN (Society of Pediatric Nurses) to add more weight to their qualification and education.

• How Much Usually A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Earns?

There is a great demand of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners these days. Many individuals are planning to select this profession seriously. According to a research, recently conducted, the median yearly salary of a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner ranges from $75,000 to $80,000/-. This salary depends upon the size of hospital they work for, their qualification, education, practice and relevant experience apart from geographical location. If you are planning to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner then don’t waste any time and get yourself registered in the relevant program.

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