Nurse Practitioner Paper

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Nurse practitioner is a clinician with advanced clinical training beyond the initial registered nurse preparation and blends clinical expertise in diagnosing, treating health conditions with emphasis on disease prevention and health management. According to Lowe, Plummer, O’Brien & Boyd(2012), the direct care of the Nurse Practitioner includes provision of care by way of initial assessment of problems/concerns, establishment of diagnosis following appropriate diagnostic testing if required and formulation of a management plan, which may include prescription of medicines. ( Lowe, Plummer, O’Brien, & Boyd, 2012, p.678). All NPs must complete a master's or doctoral degree program, and have advanced clinical training beyond their initial professional

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