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About Nurse Practitioners

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with advanced education and an expanded scope of practice. Nurse practitioner’s collaborate with physicians and consult with specialists to provide optimal health care to patients.

What are the benefits?

  • Have the knowledge and skill to diagnose and treat acute and chronic illness
  • Prescribe medications
  • Order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests
  • Perform procedures
  • Refer to as well as accept client consultations from other healthcare providers

What to expect during a treatment?

Health promotion and illness prevention, research, education and policy development are central to the care that nurse practitioners provide.