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What is a Family Nurse Practitioner?:

A Family Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse who has completed a nurse practitioner educational program and holds national certification as a nurse practitioner from a Board approved certifying body.

Services Provided:

Family Nurse Practitioners provide for the health care needs of patients through advanced assessment, identification of health states including abnormal conditions, diagnosing, treatment and evaluation.

As health care providers, FNP-C's:

  • Perform physical examinations
  • Order, perform and interpret lab and x-ray studies
  • Diagnose and treat acute health problems such as infection and injuries
  • Diagnose, treat and monitor chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Provide health maintenance, screenings and immunizations.
  • Promote healthy lifestyles through education and counseling.
  • Collaborate with physicians and other heath care professionals as needed

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