Nursing Practitioner

Nurse practitioner is a nurse possessing a graduate degree in advanced practice nursing. This type of provider can be referred to as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. The NP is allowed to provide a broad range of health care services, which may include midwifery and anesthetist. Their duties include,

  • Taking into account of the person's history, performing a physical exam, and ordering laboratory tests and procedures
  • Diagnosing, treating, and managing diseases
  • Writing prescriptions and coordinating referrals
  • Providing education on disease prevention and healthy lifestyles
  • Performing certain procedures, such as a bone marrow biopsy or lumbar puncture

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