Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Career Profiles

Let’s Take an In-depth Look at a Few of Your Career Options:

Primary Care Mid-level Provider*

Median Salary: $90,456

Family nurse practitioners (NPs) are advanced practice nurses who perform many of the same functions as physicians. These practitioners are able to treat, diagnose, prescribe medicines, and serve as primary care providers (PCPs) for some insurance companies. Family nurse practitioners work with patients of all ages, from young children to older adults.

Acute Care Mid-level Provider*

Median Salary: $98,031

Acute care nurse practitioners (ACNPs) administer acute care medicine, treatments, and assess patient needs by regularly checking vital signs and managing other symptoms that could indicate changes in the patient’s condition. They often interact with patients and families to explain processes and treatments to ensure all parties understand goals and patient outcomes.

Nurse Educator*

Median Salary: $72,944

Nurse Educators analyze the healthcare where they work to provide the best educational resources for staff members. They must be able to facilitate training, evaluations, and any necessary employee remediation. This generally involves the development of manuals, training guides, and a variety of procedures and systems.

Nurse Researcher**

Median Salary: $74,022***

Nurse researchers work to help create, evaluate, and perfect new and old medications and treatments for various medical problems. Nurse researchers work in a variety of areas related to pharmaceutical and medical research. The work of nurse researchers can help some patients live longer or enjoy a better quality of life.