Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner

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Nurse Practitioners are Registered Nurses who serve as primary and specialty health care providers. Much like a family doctor, Family Nurse Practitioners work with patients throughout their lives, diagnosing illness, conducting exams, and, in certain circumstances, prescribing medication. While some states still require NPs to work under the supervision of a physician, Nurse Practitioners are gaining more and more autonomy and are, in some environments, serving as their patients’ sole health c...

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Nurse Practitioners are Registered Nurses who serve as primary and specialty health care providers. Much like a family doctor, Family Nurse Practitioners work with patients throughout their lives, diagnosing illness, conducting exams, and, in certain circumstances, prescribing medication. While some states still require NPs to work under the supervision of a physician, Nurse Practitioners are gaining more and more autonomy and are, in some environments, serving as their patients’ sole health care provider and running their own private practices.

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