Registered Nurse Practitioners

Registered nurse practitioners provide nursing care for the sick, injured and others in need of such care, assist medical doctors with their tasks and also provide care independently, including diagnosing patients, the ordering and interpretation of tests, the determination of treatment and prescription of medication.


New workers
£ 19,219
£ 36,890
£ 55,856

Available jobs

In the past year there were 72,939 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.

  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.

  • Monitors patient’s progress, administers drugs and medicines, applies surgical dressings and gives other forms of treatment.

  • Interviews and diagnoses patients, orders tests and interprets results and determines appropriate treatments.

  • Manages own case load.

  • Assists medical doctors and works with other healthcare professionals to deal with emergencies and pre-planned treatment of patients.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Mental Health

  • Nursing

  • Primary Care

  • Auditing

  • Surgery

  • Clinical Practices

  • Midwifery

  • Psychology

  • Clinical Supervision

  • Social Work

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Mentorship

  • Decision Making

  • Teamwork

  • Interpersonal Communications

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.