Response to Comment on 2010 SOC:
Docket Number 08-0239

Docket No. 08-0239 requested that proposed 2010 SOC occupation 29-1151 Nurse Practitioners be retitled to include "Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists." The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation, based on Classification Principle 1 which states that occupations are assigned to only one occupational category and Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed. While both Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists have graduate nursing education, the two groups do not perform the same tasks.

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