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A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with a graduate degree in nursing, who is prepared for advanced practice in health care across the health continuum. This practice includes independent and interdependent decision-making and direct accountability for clinical judgment.
I. Statement of functions for Nurse Practitioners
* Elicit a comprehensive health history, including development, maturation, coping ability, activities of daily living, physiological function and emotional and social well-being.
* Perform a complete physical examination.
* Order and/or perform pertinent diagnostic tests.
* Analyze the data collected to determine health status.
* Formulate a problem list.
* Develop and implement, with the client, a plan of care to promote, maintain and restore health.
* Evaluate the client's response to the health care provider and the effectiveness of the care given to the individual.
* Modify the plan and intervention as needed.
* Collaborate with other health care professionals in meeting client's health care needs.
* Refer the client to other health care professionals and agencies as appropriate.
* Record all pertinent data about the client including the history and physical
examination, problems identified, interventions provided, results of care and plans for follow-up or referral.
* Coordinate the services required to meet client needs for health care.
II. Educational Preparation
* A Master's Degree in Nursing and completion of a graduate-level program for nurse practitioners are required for certification
* Successfully complete an advanced pharmacology class/program.
* Graduate preparation expanding the comprehensives of the nurse practitioner's role to include participation in use of research, development and implementation of health policy, leadership, education, case management and consultation.
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