Also referred to as:
Surgical - Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), Surgical Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Requirements and Responsibilities
Nurse Practitioner - Surgical works in collaboration with hospital physicians to manage care for patients in a surgical setting. Provides direct care and follow-up for patients in surgical care units. Being a Nurse Practitioner - Surgical orders, interprets, and records results of clinical tests and reports results to physicians. Prescribes medications and makes recommendations for other therapeutic forms of treatment. Additionally, Nurse Practitioner - Surgical requires a master's degree. Requires Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) in specialty area based on RN licensure and state authority for advanced practice. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Nurse Practitioner - Surgical's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.