The demand for roles of acute care nurses has seen big growth in recent years with 34% growth expected between 2012 and 2022 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This has lead to more nurse practitioners now working in emergency departments, tertiary care settings, ICU's, trauma centers as well as specialty areas of medicine such as oncology, neurology and radiology.
Education Requirements: Master's Degree
Licensure & Certification Requirements: RN License & Nurse Practitioner Certification
Median Salary (2013)*: $92,670 annually for nurse practitioners
Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)