A Nurse Practitioners (NP) is a registered nurse provider with a graduate degree in nursing prepared for advanced practice involving independent and interdependent decision making and direct accountability for clinical judgment across the health care continuum or in a certified specialty. Nurse Practitioners have completed additional training beyond basic nursing education and who provides primary health care services in accordance with state nurse practice laws or statutes. Tasks performed by nurse practitioners vary with practice requirements mandated by geographic, political, economic, and social factors. Nurse practitioner specialists include, but are not limited to, family nurse practitioners, gerontological nurse practitioners, pediatric nurse practitioners, obstetric-gynecologic nurse practitioners, and school nurse practitioners.
|Total number of Nurse Practitioners on Doctor.com:||189293|
|Percentage of Nurse Practitioners who are listed as "Board Certified" on Doctor.com:||100%|
|Nurse Practitioners listed on Doctor.com have been practicing for an average of:||20.5 year(s)|
|Average ProfilePoints™ score for Nurse Practitioners:||24/80|
|Average Overall User Rating for Nurse Practitioners:||4 (out of 5)|