A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse (RN) who has completed an advanced education and clinical training program and hold Master's or Doctorate degrees. They have met the requirements set forth by the Georgia Board of Nursing and they are nationally certified by accredited agencies such as American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). They are required to complete continuing education requirements and recertify every five years.
At Resurgens Orthopaedics, Nurse practitioners can enhance and expedite your office visit. They conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and can write prescriptions. They can prescribe medication, physical therapy, x-rays and MRI's. Nurse practitioners strive to improve patient care and offer the best in customer service.
Nurse practitioners and supervising physicians file a Nurse Protocol Agreement with the Georgia Board of Medical Examiners. This collaborative agreement authorizes the supervision by the physician and affords the nurse practitioner the role to function independently.