For many registered nurses, becoming a nurse practitioner is the next step. And why not? Nurse practitioners have one of the best jobs.
Increasingly they provide primary care and have prescribing authority in many states. They can specialize to work with key populations, like pediatrics, women’s health, or even with military families. Demand for nurse practitioners is expected to grow 26 percent by 2028 (56,100 jobs!), compared to an average of 5-9 percent in other professions. And the median salary for nurse practitioners is six-figures.
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Meet a Hopkins nurse practitioner to learn more about the profession.
Dr. Kristen Brown is an assistant professor and one of only 45 Certified Simulation Healthcare Educator-Advanced coordinators in the world. She is an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner.
Dr. Jason Farley is a nurse practitioner for the Division of Infectious Diseases AIDS Service within the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is an HIV and Tuberculosis expert, founder of the REACH initiative, and PhD program director.
Dr. Silbert-Flagg is director of the MSN Programs and coordinator of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner with expertise in breastfeeding.
Dr. Catherine Ling has been a family nurse practitioner for more than 25 years. Her research focuses in military families and she is the faculty coordinator for the family nurse practitioner program.
Dr. Kim McIltrot is DNP program director at Johns Hopkins. A veteran and graduate of the first DNP cohort, she began her career in maternal-child health and has practiced for 18 years in pediatric surgery and wound, ostomy, and continence care at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Vinciya Pandian is internationally known for her clinical expertise in improving the care, safety, and quality of life of tracheostomy patients.
Dr. Tamar Rodney is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who has worked in trauma and psychiatry. Her PhD research looked at biomarkers for PTSD in veterans with a traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Sarah Szanton is an adult-gerontological nurse practitioner. As a nurse practitioner she made house calls to low-income elderly patients. Then she created CAPABLE, a program designed to help low income older adults age in place
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: SYDNEE LOGAN
Sydnee Logan is the Social Media and Digital Content Coordinator for Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She shares what’s going on with the world.