NP Public Awareness Campaign
Nurse Practitioners: Patient-centered, accessible, high-quality health care.
Since the inception of the first NP program at the University of Colorado in 1965, NPs have provided primary, acute and specialty health care. Today, NPs are playing an increasingly important role as primary care givers for millions of Americans nationwide. Holding advanced degrees and completing extensive acute and specialty care preparation, NPs combine clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management to assess patients, order and interpret diagnostic tests, make diagnoses, and initiate and manage treatment plans – including prescribing medications.