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Nurse Practitioners

On the Job


Nurse Practitioners diagnose and treat a wide variety of illnesses. They may work on their own or with a team of health care specialists. They operate at the highest level of nursing care and must have specialized nursing education. For example, they may order and interpret diagnostic tests or prescribe medication.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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