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What is a acute nurse practitioner?

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November 08, 2007 5:07AM

You mean "what is an acute care nurse?". Acute illnesses are ones thatcome quickly and go quickly andin the middle the can be quite severe. Take a stab wound. That is an acute problem lasting until the wound heals. A nurse practitioner is an advance level nurse working in such a field. These nurses have masters degrees in nursing and can preform advanced nursing procedures, and prescribe a restricted list of meds.