Clarifying the role of nurse practitioner
Due to recent confusion around the role of a nurse practitioner, the Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre would like to offer some clarity and dispel any misinformation that is out there.
Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with advanced knowledge and education in primary health care.
A nurse practitioner can:
• Diagnose and treat health issues, such as asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and other ongoing health conditions;
• Order and interpret tests, including blood tests, X-rays, ultrasounds, and MRIs;
• Prescribe medications;
• Perform exams and procedure…