November 11-17 is National Nurse Practitioner Week. Your Partner in Health - The Nurse Practitioner
is the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner's (AANP) theme for the 2007 National NP Week.
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are advanced practice nurses who provide high-quality health care services similar to those of a doctor. Nurse practitioners provide high-quality primary care, acute and specialty health care. NPs diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems. They have a unique approach and stress both care and cure. Besides clinical care, NPs focus on health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling.
According to AANP as of 2007, there are about 120,000 practicing NPs. Close to 6,000 new NPs are prepared each year at over 325 colleges and universities.
Go to AANP's web site to find out addtional information...