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OVERVIEW OF NURSE MANAGED HEALTH CENTERS

The mission of a Nurse Managed Health Center (NMHC) is focused on quality patient-centered care. The NMHC care model promotes wellness and improves patient outcomes.

National board certification in their specialty area is required of nurse practitioners before they are licensed to practice in a state. The certifying organizations are the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses (RN) who have completed a masters’ degree in nursing that includes advanced classes in physical assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology, disease and wellness states, and community nursing. Nurse Practitioners have completed hundreds of physician or nurse practitioner supervised clinical hours that are mandated by the state board of nursing to obtain licensure. As a result of this education and training, nurse practitioners can perform any service authorized by an individual state's practice act.

Nurse Practitioners have the expertise to diagnose, treat and manage a variety of disease states, perform procedures, write prescriptions for medications and physical therapy, order and evaluate diagnostic imaging or blood tests, and provide counseling. They can also make referrals to specialists when the need arises.

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The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.