What is a Nurse Practitioner (NP)?
A Nurse Practitioner is an advanced registered nurse who has additional specialized university training and successfully completed the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Licensng Exam.
Can Nurse Practitioners (NP) have thier own patients?
Yes, NPs have their own patients in collaboration with a physician. In fact, because of Nurse Practitioners positive contributions and their ability to improve access to health services, Ontario is increasing the supply of NPs so that more people can benefit from their services.
What can Nurse Practitioners (NP) do?
NPs can diagnose, treat illness and/ or injuries, perform physical check-ups, order and interpret diagnostic tests, write prescriptions, provide counselling and education, and make referrals to family physicians, specialists and other health professionals.
NPs provide a unique, holistic approach to care thatt addresses the physical, emotional, mental and social aspects of health and illness for people of all ages.
NPs also provide preventive care education for healthy living.