According to American Medical News, the number of nurse practitioner jobs is expected to grow by 130 percent from 2008 to 2025 while nurse managers positions are expected to grow by 17 percent from 2014 to 2024. This growth demands advanced knowledge and industry experience to continuously improve the delivery of primary care services. Patient expectations, timing, growth of health care data, and use of evidence based practices all play a vital role in a nurse practitioner's and nurse manager's future.
For nurses to succeed in the evolving profession, they should adopt a willingness to become powerful leaders and effect change by redesigning existing systems through creativity and teamwork, moving out of their comfort zones to implement change demanded by existing research, continuously educating their workforce, and accepting multiple perspectives to challenge existing processes and practices based on sound evidence and research.
To learn more, check out the infographic designed by Bradley University’s online Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate program.