Why become an advanced-practice nurse?

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Hello and welcome. Congratulations on  looking into the next step in your career.  

I hope you find this video helpful in informing  your decision. I'm Christine Colella, professor and  

executive director of the graduate programs at  the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing.  

Advanced-practice nurses, they're registered  nurses with a Master of Science in Nursing 

or a Doctor of Nursing Practice. They  are in demand. According to the Bureau of  

Labor Statistics, the demand for advanced- practice nurses is expected to grow by 28%  

between 2018 and 2028, much faster than any other  job category. Becoming an advanced-practice nurse  

allows you more autonomy, accountability and  responsibility in taking care of your patients.  

Among other things, advanced-practice  nurses diagnose. We treat, we manage acute and  

chronic illness. We also focus on health promotion,  education, risk reduction, disease prevention and  

health counseling to guide our patients into  making better health and lifestyle choices. Still  

the best thing about being an advanced-practice  nurse is that you are a nurse first. And we  

build on that education and experience to pursue  new opportunities. At UC, you will be taught by  

fabulous faculty who are practicing NPs. They're  up to date clinically, out every week doing what  

you want to do and ready to prepare you to be a  successful advanced-practice nurse. I, myself, am a  

practicing adult nurse practitioner. I work twice  a week at a federally qualified health center  

delivering primary care. Our faculty are also  doctorally prepared. They either hold a DNP or  

a PhD. This means that they know what it is to  receive the education that you're pursuing and  

having this type of support is wonderful. Our  graduate programs are consistently ranked as  

top 10 nationally. We've been able to grow all our  programs while maintaining the quality education  

that we offer. We are pioneers in online learning  and in the use of technology in simulation in  

innovative ways. Where's your passion? Who is  the population you want to take care of and in  

what setting do you want to work? There are so many  opportunities. Nursing has the potential of leading  

the transformation of health care and we prepare  our students to find their own fulfillment as they  

work to improve people's lives and provide quality  and safe care to all. UC Nurses. We See Leaders.