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Nurse practitioner (NP)


Nurse practitioners are registered nurses (RNs) with advanced training.

They work with physicians to offer health care for men, women and children. You may choose a nurse practitioner (NP) for preventive care, routine exams, illness or injury.

A nurse practitioner (NP) also may




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Source: Allina Health clinics Administration; Allina Health Physician Referral and Class Registration

First published: 07/29/1999
Last updated: 06/21/2010

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Allina Health clinics