Woman to Woman Clinic
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
Focus: An A.R.N.P.’s approach to care is based on the nursing model, which focuses on health promotion and disease prevention.
Scope of Practice: In Iowa, an A.R.N.P. may practice independently, prescribe medications, obtain patient histories, perform physicals, diagnose, order lab and radiology tests, educate and counsel patients and families, receive third party reimbursement, and maintain hospital privileges.
Education: A Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse that has obtained her B.S.N. and M.S.N. requiring 4-7 years of education from a board approved Advanced Practice Master’s Program.