Nurse practitioners provide primary and specialty care in various fields of specialization, including pediatrics, family practice, geriatrics, psychiatric health and more. To become a nurse practitioner, one must obtain a Master?s degree or higher; as advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners are able to prescribe medication. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) offers multiple certification options that are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). These include the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC), the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP-BC) and the Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). According to PayScale, the nurse practitioner salary range is $68,554-$86,694.