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Family nurse practitioners are registered nurses who perform most of the functions that are performed by a physician. They diagnose diseases and conditions and treat them with the necessary medications. These professionals serve as patients’ first point of contact in healthcare systems. They relay essential information to physicians and work with them to provide high-level care to patients. Along with this, family nurse practitioners provide healthcare across the lifespan, preventative healthcare, health education and disease management. They also manage chronic conditions and illnesses like hypertension, diabetes, etc. These professionals work at various settings where they collaborate with other professionals to manage the conditions of their patients. They also provide effective case management for patients who may be dealing with long-term illnesses and injuries. Some of these diverse settings include schools, independent private practices, physician’s offices, hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, community clinics, state and local health departments.

National Estimates for Registered Nurses in Minnesota

Employment 1Hourly mean wageAnnual mean wage 2Employment per 1,000 jobsLocation quotient 9

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.

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