Nurse practitioners are health care professionals who treat the whole person, offering ways for people to lead a healthy life.

nurse practitioner smiling with stethoscopeWhat does a nurse practitioner do?

  • diagnose and treat illnesses
  • order tests
  • prescribe medications
  • help you manage your chronic illnesses for example, diabetes or high blood pressure
  • work in health promotion and disease prevention

Involving you in decisions related to your care, nurse practitioners (NP’s) provide care in a variety of settings in Southern Health-Santé Sud. NP’s work in primary care settings including medical clinics as well as the QuickCare and Mobile clinics as well as acute care settings such as an emergency department and personal care homes.