pediatric nurse practitioner


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pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP)

a nurse practitioner who, by advanced study and clinical practice, such as in a master's degree program or certificate program in pediatric nursing, has gained advanced knowledge in the nursing care of infants and children. See also pediatric nursing.

pediatric nurse practitioner

A certified nurse who focuses on the common acute and chronic illnesses experienced by children and adolescents. The pediatric nurse practitioner integrates concepts of growth and development in assessing health care needs.
See also: practitioner
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Twenty years later, we are a full-service pediatric practice with 5 pediatric nurse practitioners providing care 5 days a week.
A pediatric nurse practitioner is available in the mornings to provide services to children appointed or triaged by the RN/program manager.
Primary care pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) play an important role in the lives of children and their parents.
One way to address the nation's highly-publicized shortfall in the delivery of primary care is to recognize the value of advance practice nurses who are trained in specialties, such as pediatric nurse practitioner and nurse anesthetist.
Thomas received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia, a Masters in Nursing from the University of Kansas and education as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the U.
Velazquez of Rutland, a pediatric nurse practitioner, at the Goddard School of Science and Technology in Worcester, where she treated Edwin for pink eye.
This volume is a review aid for nurses preparing to pass primary care pediatric nurse practitioner tests and exams.
Maureen Kelly is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric Gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing.
Tracy Edwards and Rachel Schweitzer are heading to Portland: Tracy to work in pediatrics before applying to grad school to be a pediatric nurse practitioner and Rachel to work in acute adult care and trauma.
We'd tell them we'd love to accommodate them but we just couldn't,'' Emma Martin, the center's pediatric nurse practitioner, said Thursday.
As a pediatric nurse practitioner, I was happy to see that the "wait and see" approach to management of acute otitis media is included, but dosing of amoxicillin for acute otitis media is not high enough to cover resistant pneumococcus, which is so common now.

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