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|What is a Nurse Practitioner?|
A nurse practitioner (CRNP) is a registered nurse (RN) who has advanced education and clinical training in a health care specialty area. Nurse practitioners work with people of all ages and their families, providing information people need to make informed decisions about their health care and lifestyle choices. Nurse Practitioners practice under the rules and regulations of the Nurse Practice Act of the state in which they work. Most nurse practitioners are also nationally certified in their specialty area. They are recognized as expert health care providers. Nurse practitioners may be found in all 50 states.
Research studies since 1965 have documented that Nurse practitioners provide:
Nurse practitioners may serve as the regular health care provider for children and adults during health and illness.
In order to provide complete health care, Nurse Practitioners:
Nurse Practitioners are health professionals who:
Nurse Practitioners do more than patient care. Many nurse practitioners are also actively involved in education, research, and legislative activities to promote quality health care for all people in the United States.
Where do Nurse Practitioners Work?
Nurse Practitioners work in both rural and urban settings, such as: