Segments in this Video

Nurse Practitioners: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:46)


Sharon Yang works as a primary care clinician for patients twelve and older. Her duties include: diagnosing, treating, and maintaining patient health.

Nurse Practitioners: Career Beginnings (00:60)

Yang's mother was her inspiration for becoming a nurse. She fell in love with the job during her clinical rotations.

Nurse Practitioners: Keys for Success (01:14)

Yang talks about the benefits of working as a registered nurse prior to becoming a nurse practitioner.

Nurse Practitioners: Education and Certification Requirements (02:00)

Yang lists the certifications and continuing education requirements including child abuse training, which must be completed every two years. Hear how a nurse practitioner is different from a physician.

Nurse Practitioners: Workplace Atmosphere (02:07)

Most patients Yang sees have Medicaid, Medicare, or are uninsured. She enjoys her office environment, where she sees about 15 patients during her eight hour workday.

Nurse Practitioners: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:55)

Yang recommends spending time shadowing to learn what the job entails and finding a clinic where the patient is a priority over profits.

Nurse Practitioners: A Day on the Job (01:57)

Hear how Yang begins her day preparing to see patients. She makes notes for herself and communicates with her associates about patient care.

Nurse Practitioners: Industry Goals and Services (01:29)

Nurse practitioners have the advantage of knowing the patient's needs from start to finish. This enables them to provide holistic care.

Nurse Practitioners: Industry Challenges (01:11)

As the number of doctors entering the field decreases, nurse practitioners are expected to fill the void. Concerns are they will lack the specialty training needed.

Nurse Practitioners: Looking at the Future (01:42)

NP jobs are predicted to rise 30% in next 10 years due to the aging population. Yang discusses the rise in telemedicine and the increased need for NPs to emphasize preventative care.

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Nurse Practitioner—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a nurse practitioner? In this Career Q&A video interview, Sharon Yang talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success as a nurse practitioner. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 17 minutes

Item#: BVL151047

ISBN: 978-1-64347-751-0

Copyright date: ©2018

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