During the second week of November, National Nurse Practitioner Week recognizes those medical professionals with the experience to help us maintain our health and guide us to the treatment we need when illness occurs. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners founded National Nurse Practioner Week in 2014.
Nurse Practitioners (NP’s) are quickly becoming the health partner of choice for millions of Americans. As clinicians that blend clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management, NPs bring a comprehensive perspective and personal touch to health care.
All NPs must complete a master’s or doctoral degree program and have advanced clinical training beyond their initial professional registered nurse (RN) preparation. Didactic and clinical courses prepare nurses with specialized knowledge and clinical competency to practice in primary care, acute care and long-term health care settings.
In honor of National Nurse Practitioner’s Week and the five NP’s who are part of their frontline team that works hard to provide quality patient care the Jackson Parish Hospital presents the ones whose passion and professionalism provides the best patient care in our community.
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