At least 1 year of medical/surgical experience as a R.N.
Diagnose and treat a patient’s health problems. Perform health assessments to identify new symptoms of possibly undiagnosed conditions or complications. Administer medication. Manage and deliver restorative or palliative care to the ill, disabled and dying. Teach and counsel patients about maintenance of health and prevention of illness or complications. Contribute as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team and as a consultant on health related committees to plan and implement the health care needs of consumers. Execute medical regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and podiatrists, and dentists. Includes advance practice nurses such as: clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Advanced practice nursing is practiced by RNs who have specialized formal, post-basic education and who function in highly autonomous and specialized roles.