An Adult- Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP) Primary Care is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who provides care in ambulatory and long-term care settings. While focusing on health promotion and disease prevention, A-GNPs acquire advanced skills in health assessment, diagnosis, and management of acute and chronic health problems. A-GNPs in primary care deliver comprehensive care to young, middle, and older adults in a variety of settings with an emphasis on outpatient care.
What services do NPs provide?
•Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests
• Diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions such as infections, injuries, mental health problems, hypertension, and diabetes
• Coordinate patients’ overall health care
• Teach/coach patients for healthier lifestyle manage