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A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice register nurse. This medical professional works with chronic and acute illnesses that may be physical or mental. The NP is responsible for the initial examination, diagnostic tests, and management or treatment of the illness of the patient. He or she may perform studies on patients, perform tests and precautions with patients, educate patients, assist in procedures, prescribe medication, or counsel patients on conditions.

This medical professional may or may be working under a physician depending on which state he or she practices in. A Nurse Practitioner (NP) may work with a variety of other medical professionals to care for a patient such as surgeons or specialists, physical therapists, social workers, pharmacists, or occupational therapists. A Nurse Practitioner (NP) may be the primary health provider for a patient.


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