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What is a Nurse Practitioner?

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Nurse Practitioners are Advanced Practice Registered Nurses with Masters or Doctoral degrees.

Like physicians, NPs are educated to examine, diagnose, and develop treatment plans, including prescription medications, for your acute and chronic health conditions.

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What Benefits Do Nurse Practitioners Offer Patients?

NPs understand that information about your diagnosis and treatment plan, being treated with respect, and receiving personalized care are important to you. NPs demonstrate the ability to satisfy your needs for shorter wait times, longer appointments, more education, and personalized care.

NPs are less likely to perform procedures and more likely to provide patient education and/or counseling when compared with physicians and physician assistants. NP visits are generally more comprehensive, structured to afford more time for patient questions, counseling and education.

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Which Specialties Do NPs Practice In?

  • Acute Care
  • Adult
  • Family Practice
  • Geriatrics
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health
  • Neonatology
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Pediatrics / Adolescents
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Why Choose a Nurse Practitioner?

  • Nurse Practitioners’ patient satisfaction ratings equal and sometimes exceed physicians.
  • Many studies demonstrate the excellent care provided by NPs.
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