Nurse attending to a patient in a hospital room

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.

Sample of reported job titles: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner; Adult Nurse Practitioner; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN); Family Nurse Practitioner; Family Practice Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner; Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner; Nurse Practitioner; Nurse Practitioner, Adult; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $45.75 (+6% from 2015)
  • 276 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 14%
  • Retirement Risk: 27% of Local Employees Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 11% of Local Employees are Male

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*

Graphic Literacy
6 5 4

Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.