What is a Nurse Practitioner?

  • unique health care providers as registered nurses with graduate education
  • have the legislated authority to autonomously complete
    • comprehensive health assessments
    • order, conduct & interpret diagnostic tests
    • diagnose health conditions
    • prescribe medications¬†(including controlled drugs and substances)
    • arrange referrals to specialists (when applicable)
    • provide treatments (e.g. medications & minor procedures)
    • manage chronic disease
    • screen for early disease detection
    • offer healthy lifestyle coaching
    • advocate for socioeconomic resources

A NP partners with patients to provide effective quality care by uniquely blending biopsychosocial wellness and nursing.