Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care
For more than forty-five years, nurse practitioners have provided exceptional health care to a broad range of populations. In fact, NPs make up the most rapidly growing component of the primary care workforce. As licensed, independent providers with a blend of medical and nursing preparation at the master's and doctoral levels, NPs are uniquely qualified to provide the patient-centered care that is central to meeting the existing and future primary care needs of our nation.
The NP scope of practice includes blending nursing and medical services for individuals, families and groups. NPs diagnose and manage acute and chronic conditions and emphasize health promotion and disease prevention. Their services include, but are not limited to: ordering, conducting and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests; prescribing pharmacologic agents and non-pharmacologic therapies; and teaching and counseling. They practice autonomously and in collaboration with other health care professionals to manage patients' health care needs.
- Taken from www.aanp.org.
The providers at Summit have a combined total of 40 years of experience as nurses in many different care settings. Our goal is to provide you and your family with high quality, patient-centered care.