Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 29-1171 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.
Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
OJT: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Tasks: Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses. Diagnose or treat acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections, or injuries. Recommend diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy. Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized. Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances. Prescribe medication dosages, routes, and frequencies based on patient characteristics such as age and gender. Order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests, such as complete blood counts (CBCs), electrocardiograms (EKGs), and radiographs (x-rays). Maintain complete and detailed records of patients' health care plans and prognoses. Recommend interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks. Develop treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines. Detect and respond to adverse drug reactions, with special attention to vulnerable populations such as infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, or older adults.
License: This applicant should submit a completed online application with required fees to the State Board of Nursing. Initial Application Fee for CNS: $150.00 Biennial Renewal Fee for RN and CNS: $150.00
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Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $32.61   Entry $67,828.00
Mean $46.61   Mean $96,935.00
Experience $53.61 Experience $111,493.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

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