Nursing is one of the most important and crucial jobs in the medical field, which could be termed as the most worthwhile task after that of a doctor. It involves in itself a lot of career opportunities along with a sound professional status too. With the increase in hospitals and nursing centers in the country, the demand for the nursing persons have been increases with a very fast pace. Not only in medical centers but also for the patients who are undergoing any medical therapy at their home, the requirement of the nursing profession has been given momentum by this too. Today in almost every block or department of hospitals or medical centers there is a great need for specialized nurses.
Duties and responsibilities of a nurse practitioner
o The main task of a nurse practitioner is as caretaker for the patients and provides them with necessary medical facilities and drugs as directed by the doctors.
o They also need to analyze the results of the medical tests being conducted on the patient and to inform the physician from time to time with the development of recovery of the patients.
o The nurse practitioner should be very alert during the job and should carry out all the instructions as supervised by the medical experts.
They should inform the patient’s visitors and relatives of the treatment given to the patient and to continuously provide medicines and drugs as directed.
Taking care of the newborn infants is one of the crucial and important works for the neonatal nurses. Babies born with any physical disabilities or ailments require much care, and special efforts for upbringing. As per the hospital rules and regulations, such neonatal nurse has to perform the work like measuring taking the baby’s temperature, changing the baby’s clothes from time to time, feeding them with milk, giving medicines as directed by the physicians. Most of the times, the parents of the newborn infants need to learn to take care of the important and essential requirements of the newborn infants from the neonatal nurses. These nurses take special care by monitoring the babies’ health from time to time.
Nurse practitioner salary
The salary of a nurse practitioner highly depends on the years of experience; hold on the consultation and interpersonal skills and the post. The nurses who work in the area like operation theatres with the surgeons, and intensive care units (ICU) get much more salary than an ordinary nursing practitioner. Also the practitioners who work in any small and private organization tend to get a very low salary as compared to those working in government or specialized centers.
It is noted that the salary of the nursing practitioner have increased during the last few decades and may reach to a peak in the coming years since the demand for this job is catching the momentum very fast. The average salary range of a good practitioner ranges near Rs.3753000 approx.