What Do Nurse Practitioner (NP)s Do?
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses who perform many of the same functions as licensed physicians and generally pursue ongoing education into the post-graduate level of medical study. These practitioners are able to treat and diagnose diseases and conditions and prescribe medicines, and for some insurance companies they serve as primary care providers (PCPs) for patients.
Nurse practitioners typically work in cooperative practice with physicians and fulfill a complimentary role to t…Read more
- Conduct complete physicals and counsel patients on health needs and improvements.
- Monitor the effectiveness of prescribed treatments.
- Prescribe medications and therapy measures.
- Diagnose and treat common acute injuries and illnesses.