Career Connections | Nurse Practitioner

A quick video looks at the career of a nurse practitioner. The host begins describing the differences between a registered nurse and a nurse practitioner. He then details his personal story. Lastly, the host looks towards the future, lists what doors the degree can open, a offers tips for moving forward.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a nurse practitioner to speak to the class about their experience
  • Direct pupil to watch the video for homework then respond to reflection questions on a classroom blog post
  • Encourage individuals who are interested in the progression to investigate it further then report their findings to their peers
Classroom Considerations
  • The video is part of PBS's Career Connections series
Pros
  • Stresses the importance of math and other sciences
  • Spotlights the independence the level of nursing allows in the profession
  • The host speaks clearly and at a decent rate
Cons
  • None