Nurse Practitioners

Civilian:

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.

Military:

Nurses are a key part of the staff at military hospitals and clinics. Registered nurses direct nursing teams and give patients individual care to help them recover from illness or injury.

Job Titles

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
  • Cardiology Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner

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Nationwide Salary Average*

Civilian:
$98,190
Military:
$115,811

*Average calculated based on median level of pay

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