NURSE PRACTITIONER ROLE
In the State of Maine a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is an Independent Practitioner, we do not need to practice under the license or supervision of a medical doctor such as is in the instance of a Physician assistant (PA). That does not mean that we do not collaborate with our colleges in the healthcare field. We treat a wide variety of health conditions and have prescriptive authority. Family Nurse Practitioners provide comprehensive care to individuals of all ages. In addition to Primary Care, FNP’s work in settings such as hospitals, urgent cares, clinics, long term care facilities, specialty clinics, and health departments. We provide care of both acute and chronic illness. We focus on illness prevention, acute and chronic disease management and patient education.