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Career and Education Opportunities for Nurse Practitioners in Wyoming

Wyoming has a population of 544,270, which has grown by 10.22% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Equality State," Wyoming's capital and most populous city is Cheyenne.

There are currently 130 working nurse practitioners in Wyoming; this should grow 28% to 170 working nurse practitioners in the state by 2016. This is better than the national trend for nurse practitioners, which sees this job pool growing by about 13.0% over the next eight years. Nurse practitioners generally provide advanced nursing care and treatment to patients.

The income of a nurse practitioner is about $27 per hour or $58,050 yearly on average in Wyoming. In the U.S. as a whole, their income is about $31 hourly or $65,880 annually on average. Nurse practitioners earn more than people working in the category of Nursing generally in Wyoming and more than people in the Nursing category nationally. Jobs in this field include: neurosurgical nurse practitioner, licensed nurse practitioner , and women's health care nurse practitioner.

In 2008, there were a total of 404,855 jobs in Wyoming. The average annual income was $48,580 in 2008, up from $46,726 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Wyoming was 6.4% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. About 21.9% of Wyoming residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Wyoming include mining, mining (except oil), and crude petroleum gas extraction. Notable tourist attractions include the Cheyenne Depot Museum, the Nelson Museum of the West, and the Messenger Brothers Carriage Service.

CITIES WITH Nurse Practitioner OPPORTUNITIES IN Wyoming


JOB DESCRIPTION: Nurse Practitioner

In general, nurse practitioners provide advanced nursing care and treatment to patients. They also perform physical examinations, order diagnostic tests, develop treatment plans and prescribe drugs or other therapies.

Every day, nurse practitioners are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they piece together evidence to, in some sense, diagnose what is going on in a situation.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Wyoming include:

  • Registered Nurse. Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes advance practice nurses such as: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Advanced practice nursing is practiced by RNs who have specialized formal, post-basic education and who function in highly autonomous and specialized roles.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Wyoming

Wyoming
Wyoming photo by David Jolley

Wyoming has a population of 544,270, which has grown by 10.22% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Equality State," Wyoming's capital and most populous city is Cheyenne. In 2008, there were a total of 404,855 jobs in Wyoming. The average annual income was $48,580 in 2008, up from $46,726 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Wyoming was 6.4% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. Roughly 21.9% of Wyoming residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Wyoming include mining, mining (except oil), and crude petroleum gas extraction. Notable tourist destinations include the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, the Nelson Museum of the West, and the Union Pacific Historical Society.