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Nurse Practitioners - 29-1171.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Practice Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Practitioner, Adult
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner

SOC Occupation Groups

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Tasks

  • Advocate for accessible health care that minimizes environmental health risks.
  • Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.
  • Consult with or refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.
  • Counsel patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, or herbal remedies.
  • Detect and respond to adverse drug reactions, with special attention to vulnerable populations such as infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, or older adults.
  • Develop treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines.
  • Diagnose or treat acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • Diagnose or treat chronic health care problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
  • Diagnose or treat complex, unstable, comorbid, episodic, or emergency conditions in collaboration with other health care providers as necessary.
  • Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances.
  • Keep abreast of regulatory processes and payer systems such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and private sources.
  • Maintain complete and detailed records of patients' health care plans and prognoses.
  • Maintain current knowledge of state legal regulations for nurse practitioner practice including reimbursement of services.
  • Maintain departmental policies and procedures in areas such as safety and infection control.
  • Order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests, such as complete blood counts (CBCs), electrocardiograms (EKGs), and radiographs (x-rays).
  • Perform primary care procedures such as suturing, splinting, administering immunizations, taking cultures, and debriding wounds.
  • Perform routine or annual physical examinations.
  • Prescribe medication dosages, routes, and frequencies based on patient characteristics such as age and gender.
  • Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized.
  • Provide patients or caregivers with assistance in locating health care resources.
  • Provide patients with information needed to promote health, reduce risk factors, or prevent disease or disability.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in nursing.
  • Recommend diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy.
  • Recommend interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.
  • Schedule follow-up visits to monitor patients or evaluate health or illness care.
  • Supervise or coordinate patient care or support staff activities.
  • Treat or refer patients for primary care conditions, such as headaches, hypertension, urinary tract infections, upper respiratory infections, and dermatological conditions.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise patients on effects of health conditions or treatments.
  • Advise patients on healthcare system processes.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Apply bandages, dressings, or splints.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Communicate detailed medical information to patients or family members.
  • Develop medical treatment plans.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities.
  • Immunize patients.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Operate diagnostic imaging equipment.
  • Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Prescribe treatments or therapies.
  • Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Schedule patient procedures or appointments.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses.
  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • Treat chronic diseases or disorders.
  • Treat medical emergencies.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Nurse Midwife (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Family Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Medical Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Clinical Nurse, Adult Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Mental Health Nurse, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nurse Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Nurse Practitioner