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What is an NP?


Nurse Practitioners (NP) are advanced practice nurses who provide high-quality health care services. NPs work as part of the health care team to diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems.

In Alabama, an NP must have national certification, a master’s degree, and practice under the rules and regulation of the state. We serve patients in rural, urban, and suburban communities in many different settings such as clinics, hospitals, emergency rooms, urgent care sites, physicians officers, nursing homes, schools, colleges, and public health departments.

NPs provide a full range of services and our patients report an extremely high level of satisfaction with the care they receive. Our expertise is broad but briefly we:

  • Order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays
  • Diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections, and injuries
  • Prescribe certain medications and other treatments
  • Manage patients’ overall care
  • Help patients learn how their actions affect their health

We specialize in many areas, including:

  • Acute Care
  • Adult
  • Family
  • Women
  • Pediatric
  • Gerontology
  • Neonatal
  • Oncology
  • Psychiatric & Mental Health
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Our mission is to coordinate and provide a venue for all NP’s to advance, support and promote the high standards and cost-effectiveness of health care for Alabama’s citizens.

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