Why Become an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
With a Master of Science in Nursing in the adult-older adult acute care specialty option, registered nurses are eligible to take the national examination for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification and become an advanced practice nurse.
As a nurse practitioner, you will be exposed to career opportunities in areas such as:
- Higher education
- Health care administration
Acute care nurse practitioners are exposed to many other benefits as well. Take a look at the many reasons why to become an acute care nurse practitioner.
Why Become an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner?
Advanced practice nurses play a vital role within health facilities, collaborating with physicians to help extend their reach in delivering exceptional care. Opportunities as an acute care nurse practitioner continue to grow as the health care environment evolves with changing times and a shortage of nurses.
Full Scope of Practice
Because of a shortage of health care facilitators throughout the country, more states are lowering legal barriers restricting the scope of practice of advanced care nurses. As such, nurse practitioners collaborate as partners on the health care team and may be able to serve as primary caregivers at many clinics and health care facilities.
Advanced care nurses are able to work in many environments, including hospitals, health centers, and more.
Additionally, a nurse practitioner may be able to practice independently.
How to Become an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Speak to an admissions adviser today to learn how you can advance your nursing career through Marquette’s Adult-Older Adult Acute Care NP program.