Nurse Practitioner Career
Nurse practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses who specialize in one of six population groups: family, adult-gerontology, neonatal, pediatrics, women’s health/gender, and psychiatric-mental health. They are trained either to provide primary care services or acute care services.
Primary care nurse practitioners work much like the primary care physician in diagnosing illnesses, conducting examinations, prescribing medication and providing referrals. The role of the acute care nurse practitioner is the treatment, monitoring and management of patients with acute and chronic illnesses and diseases.