What's a NP?
A nurse practitioner (NP) is a health care professional who has received advanced training as a health care provider. An NP has received advanced training in healthcare promotion and maintenance through the diagnosis of acute illness and chronic disease management.
What Can A Nurse Practitioner Do?
Diagnosis, treat, evaluate, and manage a wide range of acute and chronic diagnoses
Prescribe prescription medication
Promote healthcare wellness exams
Provide referrals to specialist when needed
Perform and order diagnostic studies (Labs, x-rays, ekg, etc)
Order other services such as home health, physical therapy or hospice if needed