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Becoming a Nurse Practitioner as a career choice

Choose Nursing as Your Career Option

According to Maslow's theory of hierarchical needs, we human beings are constantly motivated to address the needs that are immediate of concern to us, and once they are addressed we go on to address a higher need. As per the theory, a person would first address the basic need of food and shelter, then of safety and security and then of self-actualization. Nowadays, people are looking at ways in which they can both get food on the table (i.e. earn a good income) and feel good about themselves at the same time. One such profession that you can consider as an option for Study Abroad is Nursing. As a nurse, you are involved in the treatment and care of your patients. A career that is high paying while at the same time one that can give a lot of job satisfaction. Today we explore the topic of Nurse Practitioners and the steps you must take, and the best places to study abroad in order to make it your career choice

What does a Nurse Practitioner (NP) do?

Nurse Practitioners (NP) are Nurses who have earned an advanced degree in nursing, preferably while they Study Abroad. Nurse practitioners are qualified to take up additional responsibilities as compared to a Registered Nurse. An NP is able to, dragonize patients, provide treatment and prescribe medicines, which is similar to the responsibilities of a Doctor. In the USA, 20 states allow an NP to work without the supervision of a Doctor. In the other states, though they need to work under the supervision of a doctor, they still have much more authority than a Registered Nurse. NP is an extremely vital part of the medical team in hospitals across the world, and a number of hospitals are employing them for their expertise. NPs bring a unique blend of work experience as nurses and advanced studies that put them on par with physicians in the ability to treat patients.

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What are the career prospects for Nurse Practitioners

Nursing is a great option for someone who loves to take care of people. As a nurse, you would have the job satisfaction of knowing that someone is getting better under your care. You would also enjoy job security as nursing is a stable industry and job loss or retrenchment is rare. If you qualify your nursing practice by going to study abroad at a good university then you can definitely increase your chances expect to have far better job prospects.

It is estimated that the need for nurses is poised to increase over the next five years on account of the shift in demographics towards more retired and aging people. A student from India can go to Study Abroad to become a Nurse Practitioner and therefore can be qualified to address this rise in demand. NPs are a bridge between nursing and doctors and are called upon in places where there is a shortage of physicians. It has been predicted that there would be a 35 percent increase in job vacancies for NPs which can definitely be an advantage for an Indian student who plans to study abroad on the subject of nursing. NPs can also expect to earn an average salary of 70,000 USD at the entry level and a salary of around 1, 40,000 USD with a few years of experience. Also, the profession allows for a Continuing Education Program, that lets you gain additional certifications and specializations which can boost your career further and allow you to get more opportunities and a higher salary

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Top Nursing Schools for Indians planning to study abroad

  • University of Pennsylvania - USA
  • John Hopkins University - USA
  • King's College London - UK
  • University of Manchester - UK
  • University of Technology Sydney - Australia -
  • University of Toronto - Canada
  • University of Washington - USA
  • University of California (San Francisco) - USA
  • University of Sydney - Australia
  • University of Southampton - UK
If you would like to Study Abroad to become a nurse practitioner and/or to take up Nursing as a Profession, then you should contact Global Tree, one of the most Efficient Consultants for Study Abroad plans in India.

Frequently Asked Questions

The common notion is that foreign universities are expensive, although with scholarships this is an exaggerated issue. What many fail to consider are time and effort. Studying in an Indian college leads to a lower average salary than earned by our western counterparts. This salary sets the tone for all future promotions since companies often look at your previous salaries during compensation appraisals. Additionally, most senior positions tend to be scooped up by individuals who have an international outlook through global exposure.  Finally, studying in a foreign country is an incredible learning experience helping students get a better academic as well as soft skill development.

Canada has been one of the market leaders in education for decades. However, what currently sets Maple Country apart is immigration. Canada is wholeheartedly inviting students to study in their universities to fill job vacancies that are always growing in the country. Students who study in Canada (especially a Master’s Degree) are practically assured of a Permanent Residency Visa.

A good score doesn’t automatically qualify a candidate for a scholarship, however, it is one of the primary factors that the admissions department looks for in a scholarship application. There are other attributes such as a candidate’s academics, extra-curricular, financial background, and application essays (SOPs).

We get this question a lot. Many candidates know which career path they want to take, but are at a loss for how to take that journey. Understanding the job role and the industry that you want to get into is the first step to picking the right university.

Carefully consider the immigration options of the country that the university that you are considering is in. This is more important when you intend to stay back in the country after the completion of your course.

Also, review the placement history of the university as well.

The first step is to list your preferences. By listing your preferences and strengths, describe your course of preference. Extensive research on the modules, software and its length for your preferred subject is necessary.


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