Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: b | Slide: 10
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Professionals The People in Health Care
Lecture:Nursing Professionals Non-clinical IT/Informatics Roles for Clinicians Effects of Changing Care Models on Clinicians
Slide content:Advanced Practice Nursing Continued Nurse practitioner Certification: Most states require certification in their area of specialty Examples: Family nurse practitioner (FNP), pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP), geriatric nurse practitioner (GNP) Licensure States vary on the roles allowed to nurse practitioners, including prescription privileges and whether they may practice independently Roles Nurse practitioners function most often as primary care providers, including preventive, acute, and chronic care 10
Slide notes:Most states require certification for a nurse practitioner regardless of the specialty. Most practitioner specialties focus on a specific population. A few example are family nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, and geriatric nurse practitioner. All states license nurse practitioners, but states vary on the role of the nurse practitioner. About half of the states allow nurses to practice independently, and some states allow nurse practitioners to prescribe medication without physician oversight. Nurse practitioners typically provide primary care services, including preventive, acute, and chronic care. 10