Nurse practitioners focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and believe in treating the person as a whole. Their education includes four years of undergraduate degree in nursing, two years of master's level degree with a certification of Nurse Practitioner. The profession has now expanded the education level to include an additional two years to obtain a doctorate degree of Nursing Practice concentrating on evidence based practice. Nurse practitioners can diagnose and treat many common illness, they can order diagnosis test, labs, and prescribe medication. In the state of NH Nurse practitioners can practice without the supervision of a physician. However, we work closely with our colleagues and refer to other medical professionals as needed.
"To prevent disease, to relieve suffering and to heal the sick -- this is our work."
-- Sir Williams Osler (1849-1919)
Did You Know...
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Carol is now able to administer DOT exams.
Everyone who is at least 6 months of age should get a flu vaccine this season. It’s especially important for people who have certain medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease), or pregnant, or age 65 years and older.
For more information about flu shots.
All adults 65 or older — and those 19 or older with risk factors — should receive pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23).
For more information about Pneumococcal vaccine.
Shingles vaccine is recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to reduce the risk of shingles and its associated pain in people 60 years old or older.
For more information about Shingles vaccine.
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