October 2, 2009, Newsletter Issue #16: Top Paying Nurse Practitioner Specialties

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Whether you just graduated from college or have been a nurse practitioner for years, choosing a specialty can provide an income boost. Certain nurse practitioner specialties such as geratrics, psychiatric care and neonatal care, have a high demand for nurse practitioners – which drives salaries up. Read on to learn more about nursing jobs that pay top notch.

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Jobs. As a geriatric nurse practitioner, you’ll work with aging patients and earn about $96,000 annually.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Jobs. In this specialty, you’ll evaluate and manage psychiatric disorders. These professionals will also be responsible for referrals, case management and crisis intervention as needed. They typically earn about $88,000 annually.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. These professionals are charged with administering care to premature babies. Typically, neonatal nurse practitioners earns about $96,000 annually.

If you haven’t already, consider partnering with a staffing firm like clinicalone.com. Since they specialize in nurse practitioner employment, they already have relationships established with employers, making it easier to land a job.

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