Doctor's Desk

WHAT DO NURSE PRACTITIONERS DO?

Nurse Practitioners are trained and educated to diagnose and treat illness and promote health across the lifespan. 

Patients see Nurse Practitioners for more than ONE BILLION visits each year.


In 23 states, Nurse Practitioners have full practice authority, allowing them to practice independently. 

Nurse Practitioners work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, emergency rooms, and outpatient clinics.