Nurse Practitioner's Week Recognized as Nov. 10-16

November 11, 2013 at 1:00 am

Nurse Practitioner’s around the state will be recognized for their work during “Nurse Practitioner’s Week.”

There are more than 171,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) in the United States who provide high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered care to patients across the country.

We have a number of Nurse Practitioners on the USC Upstate campus.

NPs are licensed, expert clinicians with advanced education (most have master’s and many have doctorate degrees) and extensive clinical preparation who provide primary, acute and specialty health care services.

A proclamation issued by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley declares Nov. 10-16 as such.

Haley asks that South Carolinians say “thank you,” to Nurse Practitioner’s for the work they have done to deliver quality healthcare in the Palmetto State.

In addition to providing a full range of services, NPs work as partners with their patients, guiding them to
make educated health care decisions and healthy lifestyle choices. The confidence that patients have in NP delivered health care is evidenced by the more than 916 million visits made to NPs every year.