Nursing Role: Nurse Practitioner


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Nursing Role: Nurse Practitioner
The role of the nurse practitioner is very close to that of the medical physician and has many of the same responsibilities. Opportunities for nurse practitioners are found in diverse settings such as family practice, pediatrics, family planning, as well as acute, critical, and chronic care. According to the CNO (2009, p.3), a nurse practitioner has the “competencies to autonomously diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform procedures within their legislated scope of practice”. The role of nurse practitioner actually has a greatly expanded potential since as well as being a nursing role it also is very much a leadership role.
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