Worcester State University
Health Services

 
WHAT IS A NURSE PRACTITIONER?


Today's nurse practitioner is a Master's prepared, nationally certified, registered nurse who can spend time with you and listen to your needs.  The nurse practitioner delivers top-quality services that will help you to get healthy and teach you ways to stay that way. 

Nurse practitioners have received advanced education that enables them to offer a variety of healthcare services. You can see a nurse practitioner to:

    • Diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries
    • Perform physical examinations, including gynecologic exams
    • Order and interpret diagnostic tests
    • Write prescriptions for medications
    • Provide counseling and education
    • Gain information about preventive healthcare service.
    • Provide referrals to specialists if needed.

 
 
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