Nurse Practitioners (NP)

Nurse PractitionersNurse Practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses who have completed advanced education and clinical training at the Masters or Doctoral level and passed at least one nationally recognized certification exam in their population of focus (e.g. pediatrics, women’s health, adult/geriatrics, family).

NPs offer high-quality healthcare services. They diagnose and manage acute and chronic conditions and emphasize health promotion and disease prevention.

NPs provide care in many different clinical settings and are qualified to provide the following services:

  • Order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays
  • Diagnose and treat acute conditions such as infections and injuries
  • Diagnose and manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure
  • Prescribe medications and other treatments


Further Reading

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

American College of Nurse Practitioners

Minnesota Nurse Practitioners

Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)

Association of Southeast Minnesota Nurse Practitioners

Northern Nurse Practitioner Association