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The role of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) is to provide preventative care, treatment and management of acute and chronic illnesses. NPs demonstrate a high level of independence and clinical expertise in the management of rheumatic diseases using advanced clinical skills, diagnostic reasoning, and therapeutic interventions. NPs integrate education, research, management, leadership, and collaboration with other health professionals into their clinical roles to maximize a patient’s health.
This information is provided for general education only. Individuals should consult a qualified health care provider for professional medical advice, diagnoses and treatment of a medical or health condition.
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