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Nurse Practitioner

111,746 Nurse Practitioner
Jobs Available
in US
$ 38.21 - 78.54/hour

Resumes of Nurse Practitioner

Writing an effective Nurse Practitioner resume is an essential part of your job search. Make sure you include a summary of your experience and goals, plus, list relevant work experience, certifications and computer programs you know. Also, highlight your skills, such as: being a good communicator, managing projects and more.

Be sure to use some of the same words found in the job description, and don't forget to proofread! Our Nurse Practitioner resume examples will guide you through this process. Build your resume at CareerBuilder in a few clicks or, upload an existing one, now.


Typical Nurse Practitioner responsibilities to be added to your resume.

  • Supervise or coordinate patient care or support staff activities.

  • Provide patients with information needed to promote health, reduce risk factors, or prevent disease or disability.

  • Maintain current knowledge of state legal regulations for nurse practitioner practice including reimbursement of services.

  • Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized.

  • Develop treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines.

  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in nursing.

  • Keep abreast of regulatory processes and payer systems such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and private sources.

  • Diagnose or treat complex, unstable, comorbid, episodic, or emergency conditions in collaboration with other health care providers as necessary.

  • Schedule follow-up visits to monitor patients or evaluate health or illness care.

  • Counsel patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, or herbal remedies.

  • Prescribe medication dosages, routes, and frequencies based on patient characteristics such as age and gender.

  • Detect and respond to adverse drug reactions, with special attention to vulnerable populations such as infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, or older adults.

  • Recommend diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy.

  • Recommend interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.

  • Perform routine or annual physical examinations.

  • Provide patients or caregivers with assistance in locating health care resources.

  • Order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests, such as complete blood counts (CBCs), electrocardiograms (EKGs), and radiographs (x-rays).

  • Consult with or refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.

  • Maintain departmental policies and procedures in areas such as safety and infection control.

  • Perform primary care procedures such as suturing, splinting, administering immunizations, taking cultures, and debriding wounds.

  • Diagnose or treat chronic health care problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

  • Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances.

  • Diagnose or treat acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections, or injuries.

  • Maintain complete and detailed records of patients' health care plans and prognoses.

  • Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.

  • Treat or refer patients for primary care conditions, such as headaches, hypertension, urinary tract infections, upper respiratory infections, and dermatological conditions.


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