A day in life with a nurse practitioner
I am a nurse practitioner and I work at Yale New Haven Hospital. I work in the emergency room there and see new things evryday. My typical duties that I have everyday is ordering X-rays for injured limbs, ordering scans and other tests for people with head traumas, prescribing pain medication for imjured patients, order lab work, consult with physicians, and other nurses in regards to unstable patients, who may require closer monitoring, and transfer non- emergency patients to other parts of the hospital. A big part of being a nurse practitioner is being able to think on your feet and be ready for anything to walk through those doors. Your stress level when working in the ER is very high. You never know what will happen and you have to help people as fast as possible, and theres no room for errors. When there are a lot of people, thats when the pressure us really on. You need to move people through the ER quickly.
A typical nurse practitioner don't really have a set number of hours they work a week. They work 10, 12, and sometimes 24 hour shifts at a time. Some people only work three of four days a week depending on how long their shifts are. Whatever their patient requires, is how long they work. Nurse practitioners make a yearly salary of about $96, 460.
I went to the University of Pennsylvania for college, which is the best nursing school in the United States. My major was nursing with a minor in biology. I have my bachelors in nursing. I had to get my nursing license after recieved my bachelors.
Getting a job as a nurse practitioner was very easy. Nurses will always be needed in the world because people are always getting sick or hurt. Hospitals all around the world are hiring today. You just have tomake sure you pickthe right one foryou. I started out as just a regular worker then went to manager. My next step could be to make my own practive. Its hard being promoted.