FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.
APPLY NOW
Apply Now
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Your search has been saved!

Become A Family Nurse Practitioner

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • $89,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Family Nurse Practitioner Do

Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners, also referred to as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), coordinate patient care and may provide primary and specialty healthcare. The scope of practice varies from state to state.

Duties

Advanced practice registered nurses typically do the following:

  • Take and record patients' medical histories and symptoms
  • Perform physical exams and observe patients
  • Create plans for patients’ care or contribute to existing plans
  • Perform and order diagnostic tests
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Diagnose various health problems
  • Analyze test results or changes in a patient’s condition, and alter treatment plans, as needed
  • Give patients medicines and treatments
  • Evaluate a patient’s response to medicines and treatments
  • Consult with doctors and other healthcare professionals, as needed
  • Counsel and teach patients and their families how to stay healthy or manage their illnesses or injuries
  • Conduct research

APRNs work independently or in collaboration with physicians. In most states, they can prescribe medications, order medical tests, and diagnose health problems. They may provide primary and preventive care and may specialize in care for certain groups of people, such as children, pregnant women, or patients with mental health disorders.

Some APRN duties are the same as those for registered nurses, including gathering information about a patient’s condition and taking action to treat or manage the patient’s health. However, APRNs are trained to perform many additional functions, including ordering and evaluating test results, referring patients to specialists, and diagnosing and treating ailments. APRNs focus on patient-centered care, which means understanding a patient’s concerns and lifestyle before choosing a course of action.

APRNs also may conduct research or teach staff about new policies or procedures. Others may provide consultation services based on a specific field of knowledge, such as oncology, which is the study of cancer.

The following are types of APRNs:

Nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) provide anesthesia and related care before, during, and after surgical, therapeutic, diagnostic, and obstetrical procedures. They also provide pain management and some emergency services. Before a procedure begins, nurse anesthetists discuss with a patient any medications the patient is taking as well as any allergies or illnesses the patient may have, so that anesthesia can be safely administered. Nurse anesthetists then give a patient general anesthesia to put the patient to sleep so they feel no pain during surgery or administer a regional or local anesthesia to numb an area of the body. They remain with the patient throughout a procedure to monitor vital signs and adjust the anesthesia as necessary.

Nurse midwives (CNMs) provide care to women, including gynecological exams, family planning services, and prenatal care. They deliver babies; manage emergency situations during labor, such as hemorrhaging; repair lacerations; and may provide surgical assistance to physicians during cesarean births. They may act as primary care providers for women and newborns. Nurse midwives also provide wellness care, educating their patients on how to lead healthy lives by discussing topics such as nutrition and disease prevention. Nurse midwives also provide care to their patients’ partners for sexual or reproductive health issues.

Nurse practitioners (NPs) serve as primary and specialty care providers, delivering advanced nursing services to patients and their families. NPs assess patients, determine the best way to improve or manage a patient’s health, and discuss ways to integrate health promotion strategies into a patient’s life. They typically care for a certain population of people. For instance, NPs may work in adult and geriatric health, pediatric health, or psychiatric and mental health.

Although the scope of their duties varies some by state, many nurse practitioners work independently, prescribe medications, and order laboratory tests. All nurse practitioners consult with physicians and other health professionals when needed.

See the profile on registered nurses for more information on clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), also considered to be a type of APRN.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Family Nurse Practitioner

Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners, also referred to as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), must earn at least a master’s degree in one of the specialty roles. APRNs must also be licensed registered nurses in their state and pass a national certification exam.

Education

Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners must earn a master’s degree from an accredited program. These programs include both classroom education and clinical experience. Courses in anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology are common as well as coursework specific to the chosen APRN role.

An APRN must have a registered nursing (RN) license before pursuing education in one of the advanced practice roles, and a strong background in science is helpful.

Most APRN programs prefer candidates who have a bachelor’s degree in nursing. However, some schools offer bridge programs for registered nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing. Graduate-level programs are also available for individuals who did not obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing but in a related health science field. These programs prepare the student for the RN licensure exam in addition to the APRN curriculum

Although a master’s degree is the most common form of entry-level education, many APRNs choose to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or a Ph.D. The specific educational requirements and qualifications for each of the roles are available on professional organizations’ websites.

Nurse anesthetists must have 1 year of clinical experience as a prerequisite for admission to an accredited nurse anesthetist program. Candidates typically have experience working as a registered nurse in an acute care or critical care setting.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states recognize all of the APRN roles. In states that recognize some or all of the roles, APRNs must have a registered nursing license, complete an accredited graduate-level program, and pass a national certification exam. Each state’s board of nursing can provide details.

The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation, a document developed by a wide variety of professional nursing organizations, including the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, aims to standardize APRN requirements. The model recommends all APRNs to complete a graduate degree from an accredited program; be a licensed registered nurse; pass a national certification exam; and earn a second license specific to one of the APRN roles and to a certain group of patients.

Certification is required in the vast majority of states to use an APRN title. Certification is used to show proficiency in an APRN role and is often a requirement for state licensure.

The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) offers the National Certification Examination (NCE). Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) must recertify every 2 years, which includes 40 hours of continuing education.

The American Midwifery Certification Board offers the Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM). Individuals with this designation must recertify every 5 years.

There are a number of certification exams for nurse practitioners because of the large number of populations NPs may work with and the number of specialty areas in which they may practice. Certifications are available from a number of professional organizations, including the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Advanced practice registered nurses must be able to communicate with patients and other healthcare professionals to ensure that the appropriate course of action is understood.

Critical-thinking skills. APRNs must be able to assess changes in a patient’s health, quickly determine the most appropriate course of action, and decide if a consultation with another healthcare professional is needed.

Compassion. Nurses should be caring and sympathetic when treating patients who are in pain or who are experiencing emotional distress.

Detail oriented. APRNs must be responsible and detail- oriented because they provide various treatments and medications that affect the health of their patients. During an evaluation, they must pick up on even the smallest changes in a patient’s condition.

Interpersonal skills. Advanced practice registered nurses must work with patients and families as well as with other healthcare providers and staff within the organizations where they provide care. They should work as part of a team to determine and execute the best possible healthcare options for the patients they treat.

Leadership skills. Advanced practice registered nurses often work in positions of seniority. They must effectively lead and sometimes manage other nurses on staff when providing patient care.

Resourcefulness. APRNs must know where to find the answers that they need in a timely fashion.

Advancement

Because the APRN designation is in itself an advancement of one’s career, many APRNs choose to remain in this role for the duration of their career. Some APRNs may take on managerial or administrative roles, while others go into academia. APRNs who earn a doctoral degree may conduct independent research or work in an interprofessional research team.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Family Nurse Practitioner?

Send To A Friend

Family Nurse Practitioner Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Do you work as a Family Nurse Practitioner?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Average Length of Employment
Nurse Practitioner 4.8 years
Top Careers Before Family Nurse Practitioner
Staff Nurse 19.3%
Nurse 4.3%
Top Careers After Family Nurse Practitioner
Nurse 4.7%
Faculty 2.0%
PRN 1.5%
Instructor 1.5%

Do you work as a Family Nurse Practitioner?

Family Nurse Practitioner Demographics

Gender

Female

79.0%

Male

12.1%

Unknown

9.0%
Ethnicity

White

62.4%

Black or African American

13.1%

Hispanic or Latino

12.7%

Asian

8.1%

Unknown

3.8%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

63.5%

French

8.3%

Russian

3.6%

Hindi

3.2%

Chinese

2.7%

Vietnamese

2.2%

Korean

2.2%

Urdu

1.9%

Mandarin

1.7%

Portuguese

1.7%

Gujarati

1.2%

Cantonese

1.2%

Tagalog

1.2%

Carrier

1.0%

Dakota

1.0%

Ukrainian

0.7%

Filipino

0.7%

Hebrew

0.7%

Arabic

0.7%

Swedish

0.5%
Show More

Family Nurse Practitioner Education

Schools

Walden University

13.4%

University of Phoenix

8.5%

Vanderbilt University

6.4%

South University

5.7%

University of Cincinnati

5.3%

Frontier Nursing University

5.3%

University of Alabama at Birmingham

5.2%

Texas Woman's University

5.1%

Tennessee State University

4.7%

Pace University - New York

4.4%

Maryville University of Saint Louis

4.2%

University of South Alabama

4.1%

East Tennessee State University

3.9%

Chamberlain College of Nursing

3.7%

Graceland University

3.7%

Georgetown University

3.6%

University of Alabama

3.4%

Duke University

3.1%

Grand Canyon University

3.1%

Georgia State University

3.0%
Show More
Majors

Nursing

71.4%

Family Practice Nursing

19.9%

Nursing Science

3.0%

Clinical Psychology

1.0%

Medicine

0.6%

Business

0.6%

Public Health

0.6%

Education

0.5%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

0.4%

Health Care Administration

0.4%

Management

0.3%

Psychology

0.2%

Health Sciences And Services

0.2%

Biology

0.2%

Health And Wellness

0.2%

Elementary Education

0.1%

Public Relations

0.1%

Project Management

0.1%

Educational Leadership

0.1%

Mental Health Counseling

0.1%
Show More
Degrees

Masters

76.5%

Doctorate

8.1%

Bachelors

5.4%

Other

4.8%

Certificate

3.2%

Associate

1.6%

Diploma

0.2%

License

0.1%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary
Average Yearly Salary
$89,000
View Detailed Salary Report
$66,000
Min 10%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$119,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Catholic Health Initiatives
Highest Paying City
Hartford, CT
Highest Paying State
Maine
Avg Experience Level
4.2 years
How much does a Family Nurse Practitioner make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Family Nurse Practitioner in the United States is $89,424 per year or $43 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $66,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $119,000.

Real Family Nurse Practitioner Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Family Nurse Practitioner AAI Health Services Inc. Alameda, CA Jan 12, 2012 $125,220
Family Nurse Practitioner AAI Health Services Inc. Alameda, CA Jan 07, 2012 $125,220
Family Nurse Practitioner Valley Emergency Physicians Group, Inc. Turlock, CA May 01, 2013 $104,350
Family Nurse Practitioner Axis Community Health, Inc. Pleasanton, CA Dec 03, 2012 $95,000
Family Nurse Practitioner Neighborhood Healthcare El Cajon, CA Jun 01, 2014 $93,915 -
$114,785
Family Nurse Practitioner Vcare Health Services PLLC Corsicana, TX Oct 07, 2016 $93,915
Family Nurse Practitioner Preventive Care Network Services, P.C. Clinton, MD Sep 13, 2014 $93,600
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) Riverside Medical Group Newport News, VA Apr 09, 2015 $89,375
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) Riverside Medical Group Newport News, VA Sep 04, 2015 $89,375
Family Nurse Practitioner Yanfeng Chen Physician PC New York, NY Oct 01, 2015 $88,691
Family Nurse Practioner Monica P Cepin Md A Medical Corporation Chula Vista, CA Aug 23, 2016 $87,922
Family Nurse Practitioner Yanfeng Chen Physician PC New York, NY Oct 01, 2015 $86,907
Family Nurse Practitioner Ilsong Jason Chong, M.D. P.A. Houston, TX Sep 01, 2015 $85,567
Family Nurse Practitioner A Plus Medical Care P.C. New York, NY Sep 10, 2013 $85,000
Family Nurse Practitioner Stanley Street Treatment and Resources Fall River, MA Sep 15, 2016 $85,000
Family Nurse Practitioner Presbyterian Medical Services Deming, NM Aug 15, 2013 $85,000
Family Nurse Practitioner The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital Cooperstown, NY Mar 10, 2014 $85,000
Family Nurse Practitioner Horisons Unlimited Chowchilla, CA Feb 28, 2013 $83,480
Family Nurse Practitioner Neighborhood Healthcare El Cajon, CA Jun 01, 2011 $83,480 -
$104,350
Family Nurse Practitioner Yanfeng Chen Physician PC New York, NY Oct 01, 2012 $82,270
Family Nurse Practitioner Trinity Kenmare Hospital Kenmare, ND Dec 12, 2016 $75,000
Family Nurse Practitioner Texas Health Physicians Group Arlington, TX Nov 05, 2012 $75,000 -
$95,000
Family Health Nurse Practitioner Memphis Street Pediatrics, LLC. Philadelphia, PA Sep 19, 2013 $75,000
Family Nurse Practitioner Yanfeng Chen Physician PC New York, NY Oct 01, 2012 $73,358
Family Nurse Practitioner Abdul Naushad M.D.P.C. Kennett, MO Jan 15, 2011 $72,000
Family Nurse Practitioner Southeastern Regional Medical Center Lumberton, NC Apr 15, 2011 $70,958 -
$74,610
Family Nurse Practitioner Meridian Health Services Corp Muncie, IN Jan 31, 2013 $70,000 -
$90,000

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

See More Salaries

How Would You Rate The Salary Of a Family Nurse Practitioner?

Have you worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Top Skills for A Family Nurse Practitioner

  1. Patient Care
  2. Health Care
  3. Chronic Illnesses
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Collaborate with Medical Director, General Manager, and Patient Care Administrator on difficult cases to determine appropriateness for admission.
  • Provided primary health care services to military retirees, military dependents and civil service employees in a military medical facility.
  • Develop and manage evidence-based plans for acute and chronic illnesses that include medical, therapeutic and culturally sensitive interventions.
  • Assist physicians by preparing exam rooms and assist with procedures.
  • Perform developmentally appropriate assessments, diagnosis and treatment plans for patients.

How Would You Rate Working As a Family Nurse Practitioner?

Are you working as a Family Nurse Practitioner? Help us rate Family Nurse Practitioner as a Career.

Rank:

Average Salary:

Embed On Your Website

Top 10 Best States for Family Nurse Practitioners

  1. Alaska
  2. Minnesota
  3. Rhode Island
  4. Massachusetts
  5. New Mexico
  6. Connecticut
  7. Washington
  8. Nevada
  9. New York
  10. Arizona
  • (48 jobs)
  • (329 jobs)
  • (56 jobs)
  • (434 jobs)
  • (137 jobs)
  • (295 jobs)
  • (505 jobs)
  • (87 jobs)
  • (1,016 jobs)
  • (226 jobs)

Top Family Nurse Practitioner Employers

Show More

Jobs From Top Family Nurse Practitioner Employers

Family Nurse Practitioner Videos

A Day in the Life - Steve (Family Nurse Practitioner)

Family Nurse Practitioner | Salary and Job Description

What Does It Mean to Be a Family Nurse Practitioner?

Related to your recently viewed content