Also referred to as:
Urgent Care - Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), Urgent Care Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Requirements and Responsibilities
Nurse Practitioner - Urgent Care works in collaboration with physicians to manage care for patients in an urgent care setting. Orders, interprets, and records results of clinical tests and reports results to physicians. Being a Nurse Practitioner - Urgent Care prescribes medications and makes recommendations for other therapeutic forms of treatment. Requires a master's degree. Additionally, Nurse Practitioner - Urgent Care 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 - Urgent Care's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.