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Nurse Practitioner

A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced knowledge and education in primary health care.

A NURSE PRACTITIONER CAN:

  • Diagnose and treat health issues, such as asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and other ongoing health conditions.
  • Order and interpret tests, including blood tests, X-rays, ultrasounds, and MRIs.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Perform exams and procedures such as pap tests, prostate exams, and immunizations.
  • Provide health screening clinics such as well-baby, well-women, and well-men.
  • Teach patients how to manage an ongoing health condition and lead a healthy life.
  • Focus on how your physical and mental health affects your life and family.
  • Refer patients to a specialist or other health care provider.

Adapted from the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Nurses Association.

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