WHAT IS A NURSE PRACTITIONER?

Nurse practitioners, also called Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CNPs) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), have graduate, advanced education, with master’s degrees or doctorates and are nationally certified in their specialty areas. Among their many services NPs order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests; diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections and injuries; prescribe medications and other treatments; and manage a patient’s care. Over 100 studies have proven that NPs provide safe, high-quality health care.

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