Nurse Practitioners on the rise

Comment Icon0 The nursing program here at YSU will usher in a new set of students this fall: Family Nurse Practitioner students.  In an addition to the nursing masters program, these students will learn the in’s and out’s of practicing as an FNP.  An article released by e-Med News highlights some of the interesting facts many of you may not know about nurse practitioners.

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  • Nurse practitioners are highly valued in rural areas where few doctors practice.
  • Many nurse practitioners see only 3-4 patients per hour, allowing them to spend more time with each patient
  • Most nurse practitioners can do most of the things a family practice doctor can do such as prescribe medication, provide primary care, and provide preventive care services.
  • Nurse Practitioners cost only 85% of what doctors cost to provide service, so they help hold down the rising cost of health care.
  • Some nurse practitioners are paid over $100,000 per year, and most make $58,000 to $75,000 per year.

Comment Icon0 There are so many more interesting facts that you may not know at the e-Med News article, so please check it out.  And if this type of care sounds like a great job to you, please contact Nancy Mosca at to get more information about the FNP program here at YSU.

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Comment Icon0 e-Med News. (1 Sept. 2011) 17 interesting facts you may not know about FNPs.  e-Med News: Medical and fitness news you can use. Available from:

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