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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