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Nursing is often thought of as a straightforward career, but you can actually gain promotions by pursuing specializations and higher education. You can eventually become an APRN or advanced practice registered nurse with certain degree paths.
A nurse administrator supervises and manages all nurses in a hospital or healthcare facility. They are responsible for recruiting and hiring new nurses, organizing work schedules, and performing regular performance reviews for nurses on various floors.
Nurse practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who have undergone extensive training to treat their own patients. A nurse practitioner (NP) is a blend between a clinician and a nurse. They can examine, diagnose, and treat their own patients, and in some states, they can also write and dispense prescriptions. Nurse practitioners (NPs) are at the highest level of nursing. They often work in physician’s offices, and some states even allow them to open their own practices.