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Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse? What's the difference?

What I learned about becoming a Nurse Practitioner and the differences between a nurse practitioner and registered nurse.
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Courtney Hyatt

on 2 June 2010

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Transcript of Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse? What's the difference?

Double click anywhere & add an idea Nurse Practitioner (N.P.) Registered Nurse (R.N.) Education (BSN) Responsibilities Education (MS) Responsibilites Differences First Year Courses Second Year Courses Third Year Courses Fourth Year Courses First Year Courses Second Year Courses Third Year Courses Fourth Year Courses Fifth Year Courses Anatomy and Physiology Chemistry Psychology Introduction to Nursing (Nursing 101) *Plus required courses Microbiology Pathophysiology Nutrition & Health Pharmacology Psychology Professional Nursing labs Nursing Research Clinical Experience Professional Nursing Labs Management Courses *Plus required classes such as math, english, general sciences. Difference between Registered Nurses & Nurse Practitioners (Depends on state laws) Do I want to be the primary contact or primary care giver? Keeping track of vitals Developing care plans for patients Performing procedures Frequent evaluations Being a primary contact between patient and primary care giver. Complete medical history Diagnosis Ordering tests Writing Prescriptions (Three Components) Clinical Component 1. Women's Health 2. Adult Setting 3. Pediatrics Supportive Component Advanced Pharmacology Pathophysiology Physiology Research Component Thesis Path Project Path Theory Development Research Methods Management in Health Care Organizations Professional Role Development Earnings Earnings Physician Assistant Bioethics Nutrition Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Diagnostic tools and techniques Mean annual wage isn't bad and make more in a hospital 1st: What are the differences? 2nd: Question Answer 3rd: Decision Explaination Why neither? What did I learn? The End.
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