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Nurses, Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners


What Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners 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. Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners work in a wide variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, physicians' offices, schools, and clinics. 


How to Become a Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife, or Nurse Practitioner

Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners must earn at least a master’s degree in one of the APRN roles. They must also be licensed in their state and pass a national certification exam.


Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners was $104,740 in May 2015. Employment of nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners is projected to grow 31 percent by 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.


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