Doctors and Nurse Practitioners
Who are Nurse Practitioners?
Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses with advanced knowledge, skills and a Master’s degree in Nursing. NPs bring a unique perspective to health services in that they place emphasis on both care and cure.
NPS work closely with clients, families and other health professionals to address complex health needs and manage acute and chronic illnesses, within a holistic model of care. They engage communities in the development, implementation and evaluation of health programs and healthy public policy.
What do Nurse Practitioners do?
Health Promotion and Illness Prevention
Nurse Practitioners play a pivotal role in their communities, as educators and facilitators in health promotion, and illness/injury prevention.