Nurse practitioners serve an ever-expanding role in the healthcare industry, providing essential services in all aspects of patient care. Now, through a partnership with Widener University School of Nursing, graduates of the Wilson College Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program can seamlessly continue their nursing education to earn nurse practitioner (NP) certification in just 18 months.
Granting advanced entry into Widener's nurse practitioner certificate program, the partnership caters to the lifestyles of working healthcare professionals by offering flexible online courses and local opportunities for clinical experience. All credits are easily transferred between programs and institutions.
NPs provide physical and mental care and maintenance to patients throughout their lifespan. They perform physical examinations; diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries; provide immunizations; manage high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and other chronic health problems; order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests; prescribe medications and therapies; and educate and counsel patients and their families regarding healthy lifestyles and healthcare options.
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