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Nurse Practitioners

1. Nurse Practitioners, also known as NP's, have a focus on preventative care and health promotion, and may spend more time with patients compared to doctors. Nurse practitioners are also called upon to take many different roles, such as conducting research or teaching.

2. What can nurse practitioners do in Ontario?

  • Complete a comprehensive health history and assessment

  • Formulate and communicate a diagnosis, taking a differential diagnosis into consideration

  • Prescribe all medications including controlled drugs and substances

  • Dispense, sell, and compound medications

 3. NP's provide a wide range of health care services including the diagnosis and management of acute, chronic and complex health problems; health promotion; disease prevention; health education; and counselling to individuals, families, groups and communities

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