Nurse practitioners are highly skilled primary and specialty care providers who are responsible for treating patients in a variety of health care settings. Often considered an extension of a physician, nurse practitioners, also known as advanced practice nurses, are able to provide full primary care services and prescribe medications in all states and the District of Columbia.
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Nurse practitioners can choose to specialize in a wide range of health disciplines including mental health, orthopaedics, and neonatology. However, the most common areas for specialty are pediatrics, geriatrics, family practice, and women's health. Daily responsibilities often include:
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Nurse Practitioner Education Requirements
Regardless, you must successfully pass the NCLEX-RN before being admitted to a master's program.
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