Nurse Practitioners:

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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $99,240.00
Average Time to Fill 45 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,851
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 38.72 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Give medications or immunizations
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Attend to patient's personal care
Administer non-intravenous medications
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer intravenous medications
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Treat medical condition of patient
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Administer medical injections
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Provide in home patient care
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Apply traction to patients
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities
Administer rehabilitation interventions
Conduct medical tests
Test patient heart or lung functioning
Administer first aid
Deliver babies
Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Solve clinical problems
Develop treatment plans
Perform emergency medical procedures
Perform minor surgery
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Develop medical treatment plans
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Conduct medical x-rays
Massage patient or client
Implement life support procedures
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Feed food to individuals
Perform medical surgery
Develop dietary-care plans
Conduct diagnostic tests to determine patient health
Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures
Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities
Implement nutritional practices and techniques
Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Clinical Experience
Occupational Therapy
Medical Coding
Radiologic Technology
Acute Care

Related Licensing Requirements

Limited Scope Physician (18-0000000064)

844 IAC 4-4.5-17 Limited scope temporary medical permits Sec. 17. (a) A person not currently licensed to practice medicine in Indiana, yet licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine by any board or licensing agency of any state or jurisdiction may make application for a limited scope temporary medical permit that, if issued under this section, shall remain valid for a nonrenewable period not to exceed thirty (30) days. (b) A person seeking a limited scope temporary medical permit under this section shall do the following: (1) Complete an application form supplied by the board, specifying the following: (A) The reasons for seeking a temporary medical permit. (B) The location or locations where the applicant will provide medical services. (C) The type, extent, and specialization of medical services that the applicant intends to, or may, provide. (D) The activity, organization, function, or event with regard to which the applicant may provide medical services. (2) The applicant's residence and office addresses and phone numbers. (3) Pay to the board the nonrefundable fee specified by 844 IAC 4-2- 2, at the time the application for temporary medical permit is filed. (4) Submit one (1) recent passport-type photograph of the applicant, taken within eight (8) weeks prior to filing the application, simultaneously with filing the application for a temporary medical permit. (5) Submit proof of holding a current and valid unrestricted license to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine in another state or jurisdiction. (6) Submit a certified copy of the original medical school or osteopathic medical school diploma.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Medical Licensing Board of Indiana (3172342060)

Temporary Physician Permit (18-0000000068)

IC 25-22.5-5-4 Temporary medical permits Sec. 4. (a) The board may authorize the agency to issue temporary medical permits for the practice of medicine or osteopathic medicine. When a temporary medical permit is issued, it is subject to any termination date specified by the board. A temporary medical permit may be issued to any person who: (1) has completed the academic requirements for the degree of doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy from a medical school approved by the board; and (2) desires to obtain postgraduate medical education or training in a medical education institution or hospital located in Indiana which has standards for postgraduate medical education and training satisfactory to the board; is required to obtain a temporary medical permit unless the graduate possesses an unlimited license to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine in Indiana. Application for the permit must be made to the board subject to this article. A temporary medical permit issued to a person under this subsection for purposes of postgraduate training is valid for a period of one (1) year and may be renewed for additional one (1) year periods at the discretion of the board. (b) A medical educational institution located in Indiana which has standards satisfactory to the board may, in the board's discretion, secure from it a permit for a person in the active practice of medicine outside the state of Indiana or the United States, but who is not licensed in Indiana, to teach medicine in the institution for an annually renewable period not to exceed one (1) year by filing with the board an application by the institution and the person certifying: (1) the person's professional qualifications; (2) the term of the teaching appointment; (3) the medical subjects to be taught; and (4) other information and assurances as the board may require. If the application is approved, the person

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Medical Licensing Board of Indiana (3172342060)

CSR- Physician (18-0000000062)

IC 35-48-7-5.8 Sec. 5.8. As used in this chapter, "practitioner" means a physician, dentist, veterinarian, podiatrist, nurse practitioner, scientific investigator, pharmacist, hospital, or other institution or individual licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to, or administer a controlled substance in the course of professional practice or research in the United States. As added by P.L.65-2006, SEC.6.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Medical Licensing Board of Indiana (3172342060)

APN Prescriptive Authority (18-0000000253)

848 IAC 5-1-1 Initial authority to prescribe legend drugs Authority: IC 25-23-1-7 Affected: IC 25-23-1 Sec. 1. (a) An advanced practice nurse may be authorized to prescribe legend drugs, including controlled substances, if the advanced practice nurse does the following: (1) Submits an application on a form prescribed by the board with the required fee, including, but not limited to, the following information: (A) Complete name, residence and office addresses with zip codes, and residence and business telephone numbers with area codes. (B) All names used by the applicant, explaining the reasons for any name change or use. (C) Date and place of birth. (D) Citizenship and visa status, if applicable. (E) A complete statement of all nursing education received, providing the following: (i) Names and locations of all colleges, schools, or universities attended. (ii) Dates of attendance. (iii) Degrees obtained or received. (F) Whether the applicant has ever had any disciplinary action taken against the applicant's nursing license by the board or by thelicensing agency of any other state or jurisdiction and the details and dates thereof.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Board of Nursing (3172342043)

Physician (18-0000000011)

In order to obtain a license to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine in Indiana, the candidate must: Possess a degree of doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy or its equivalent from a board-approved medical school. Have successfully passed the board-administered licensure examination. Be physically, mentally, and professionally competent to practice. Have not been convicted of a crime nor have been subject to disciplinary sanctions that would interfere with the ability to carry out professional duties. Have one (1) year of post-graduate training in a hospital or institution located in the United States or Canada. Submit a transcript of all educational records. Make a personal appearance before the board, at the boards discretion. Candidates who have graduated from a medical school outside the United States may be required to submit additional documentation. More detailed information, including application materials and test dates, may be obtained from the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana. Please contact the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency for updates to the licensing requirements above.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Medical Licensing Board of Indiana (3172342060)

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