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Wisconsin Healthcare Careers

Advanced practice nurse or nurse practitioner

Advanced practice nurses or nurse practitioners serve as primary and specialty care providers, delivering advanced nursing services to patients and their families. They assess patients, determine how to improve or manage a patient’s health and discuss ways to integrate health promotion strategies into a patient’s life. Nurse practitioners typically care for a certain population of people.  For instance, NPs may work in adult and geriatric health, pediatric health, or psychiatric and mental health.

The median annual pay is $121,070 per year in Wisconsin, and it is expected that the need for this position will increase by 38% (much faster than average) in the next 10 years.

A master’s degree is required to become an advanced practice nurse or nurse practitioner.

Most APRNs work full time. In physicians’ offices, APRNs typically work during normal business hours. In hospitals and other healthcare facilities, they may work in shifts—including nights, weekends and holidays—to provide round-the-clock patient care. Some APRNs, especially those who work in critical care or those who deliver babies, also may need to be on call.

You may be a good fit for this opportunity if you excel in communication skills, critical thinking skills, compassion, attention to detail, interpersonal skills, leadership skills and resourcefulness.

Wisconsin Healthcare Careers: Job Profile

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