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December 21, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nurse Practitioners (NPs) have additional education and advanced decision-making skills in the assessment and diagnosis of acute illnesses and injuries and in the management of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension. They have the knowledge and authority to prescribe certain medications. They are authorized to order laboratory tests, certain x-rays and other diagnostic tests. They may also refer to other health professionals.