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A nurse practitioner (also referred to as a “NP”) is a licensed healthcare provider who works under the supervision of a physician. These clinicians have obtained masters’ degrees in nursing and are certified to practice in partnership with a physician.
NPs at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) are trained in oncology. They have extensive experience in providing education about cancer and cancer treatments at a level patients fully understand.
NPs are able to:
- Conduct physical exams
- Manage cancer symptoms and treat side effects
- Order and interpret test results
- Write prescriptions, including for chemotherapy and other cancer-related treatments
- Counsel on preventative healthcare
- Exercise autonomy in decision making
- Provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services
- Contribute to clinical education and research initiatives
How Do NPs Benefit You?
NPs at CTCA hospitals:
- Extend our physicians’ ability to care for your individualized needs
- Enable responsiveness, so that you are more quickly able to see a medical professional
- Ensure up-to-date status reports are relayed to your physician
- Expand and enhance your scope of care