Nurse Practitioner Skills

List of Nurse Practitioner Skills for Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews

Here's a list of nurse practitioner skills for resumes, cover letters, job applications and interviews. Required skills will vary based on the job for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.

Nurse Practitioner Skills

A - C

  • Accurately Documenting Patient Condition and Treatment Plans
  • Adaptability
  • Adhering to Ethical Principles
  • Analytical
  • Applying Current Research to Medical Practice
  • Assertiveness
  • Attention to Detail
  • Coaching
  • Coding and Billing for Services
  • Collaborating
  • Consulting with Other Health Team Members
  • Coping with Pressure
  • Counseling
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Service

D - I

  • Decision Making
  • Delegating
  • Developing Rapport with Patients
  • Devising Protocols for Nursing Practices
  • Diagnostic
  • Diffusing Stressful Situations
  • Evaluating Medical Services
  • Evaluating Staff Performance
  • Formulating Care Plans
  • Healthcare Provider CPR
  • Instructing
  • Interpersonal
  • Interpreting Medical Tests
  • Interviewing 

L - O

  • Leadership
  • Listening
  • Maintaining Confidentiality and Protecting Sensitive Data
  • Making Referrals to Specialists
  • Managing Medications
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Mathematical
  • Mentoring
  • Monitoring
  • Multitasking
  • Negotiation
  • Ongoing Learning
  • Ordering Physical Therapy and Other Treatments
  • Organizational

P - Z

  • Performing Minor Surgeries
  • Persuasive
  • Preparing Health Education Materials
  • Prescribing Medication
  • Prioritizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
  • Researching
  • Spanish
  • Supervising
  • Taking Initiative 
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Training Staff
  • Verbal
  • Writing

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