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29-1171.00    Nurse Practitioners   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  

    O*NET-SOC Title     no matches
    Alternate Occupation Titles yes    2 matches
    O*NET-SOC Description yes    1 match
    Tasks yes    9 matches
    Detailed Work Activities yes    6 matches

Alternate Occupation Titles

  • Family Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner

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.


  • Advocate for accessible health care that minimizes environmental health risks.
  • 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.
  • Maintain complete and detailed records of patients' health care plans and prognoses.
  • 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.
  • Recommend interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.
  • Schedule follow-up visits to monitor patients or evaluate health or illness care.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise patients on healthcare system processes.
  • Advise patients on effects of health conditions or treatments.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities.
  • Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.