What is a Nurse Practitioner?
January 16, 2017•8 min
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced clinical training in diagnosing and treating illness in patients of all ages. NPs perform physical examinations, provide preventative healthcare services, prescribe medications, perform minor procedures and help patients better manage chronic medical conditions. These advanced practice nurses work independently and collaboratively on the healthcare team to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors and prevent illness.Listen as Gina Leman, NP explains how a family nurse practitioner can provide many aspects of patient care.