Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary
|Salary||$72,754 - $117,314|
|Total Pay (||$72,098 - $120,743|
|Hourly Rate||$31.91 - $61.35|
|Overtime||$19.73 - $86.16|
|Total Pay (||$72,098 - $120,743|
Job Description for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP)
A neonatal nursing practitioner works closely with newborn infants who have a variety of problems; some issues be minor, and others may be life threatening. The practitioner works closely with patients, doctors, family members, and hospital technicians to ensure the utmost standard of quality care for the newborn infants. A neonatal nurse practitioner generally works set hours, but those hours may vary depending on the needs of their employer. Patient care occurs constantly, so evening, overnight, and weekend hours may be necessary. Neonatal nurse practitioners work indoors and (in most instances) in a hospital setting. They interact not only with patients and their family, but also with doctors and other hospital personnel.Read More...
All neonatal nurse practitioners must be certified as a registered nurse and have completed an accredited program to become an advance practice registered nurse. State, local, and federal law may require other certifications dependent upon place of employment Most employers require prior experience working with infants as well. Basic computer skills are necessary to write reports and log activities. Excellent verbal communication skills are required to effectively convey diagnoses, treatments, and status updates to family members and doctors. Attention to detail is important to effectively document patient activity and interactions. A dedication to high-quality care and a desire to help others are required of all neonatal nurse practitioners.
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Tasks
- Administer therapeutic procedures.
- Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.
- Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
- Order and interpret test results and recommend treatment of patients.
- Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients.
Popular Skills for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Neonatal Nurse Practitioners who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Nursery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Labor & Delivery, Birthing, and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. Intensive Care Unit and Labor & Delivery, Birthing as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people skilled in Labor & Delivery, Birthing are similarly competent in Nursery.
Pay by Experience Level for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Pay by Experience for a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) has a positive trend. An entry-level Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 139 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 39 salaries. A Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 24 salaries.
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