Sorting the titles

  • Updated: April 26, 2008 - 4:09 PM

SORTING THE TITLES

REGISTERED NURSE

Degree: Bachelor of science or professional master's

Work focus: Hospital nursing, public health nursing

Annual salary (full time): $66,500

NURSE PRACTITIONER

Degree: Master of science

Work focus: Can prescribe drugs and treatments

Annual salary (full time): $86,000

DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE

Degree: Doctorate

Work focus: Leadership roles in health organizations, clinical research, improving systems

Annual salary: Yet to be determined by the market

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; NP Central
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