Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Examine, diagnose, and treat newborn infants.
Nurse Practitioners are highly trained and highly capable medical professionals. They perform duties very similar to those of Physicians. In the case of OBGYN Nurse Practitioners, the focus is on handling an array of health issues in women. This can be as simple as disease prevention, and as tough as cancer treatment.
As an OBGYN Nurse Practitioner, you might have an office at a hospital, clinic, or family practice. Regardless of where you drape the stethoscope around your neck, you understand that each patient is different. Being able to provide thorough, individualized care is part of what you love about being an OBGYN Nurse Practitioner.
Patients who come to see you range in age from teenagers to the elderly. You begin with a review of the patient’s history, which you supplement by having a conversation with her. With a list of symptoms, you decide what testing needs to be done, and eventually guide the patient through treatment options.
The women you treat may be suffering from abdominal pain, bloating, headaches, and myriad other symptoms. You use ultrasounds and other equipment to identify cancer, confirm the need for a hysterectomy, or ensure a healthy pregnancy.
Throughout the process of diagnosing and treating, you focus on constantly keeping the patient informed about what to expect. It’s your way of comforting her, but it also fulfills your goal of educating patients, their families, and society about medical issues.