A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced academic and clinical education and experience. Nationally certified NPs hold a master's degree or higher. Nurse practitioners practice under the regulation of the Nurse Practice Act and are licensed by the State Education Department in New York State. Nurse practitioners are authorized to diagnose, treat and prescribe in collaboration with a licensed physician.
The pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) at PUA are very special health care providers who are dedicated to improving children's UROLOGIC health. PNPs have
advanced education in pediatric nursing and health care, and they serve children and families in an extensive range of practice settings. Working with pediatricians and other health care providers, PNPs have been enhancing the health care of children for over thirty years.
NPs focus on the whole person, not just the immediate ailment. NPs provide patient-centered care and are specifically educated to teach and support individuals and families in their health care needs.
Studies have shown that NPs are effective in both cost and quality of care. Alongside physicians, they perform patient diagnosis, management of specific diseases and assist in patient outcomes.
Why do we choose to have nurse practitioners provide care?
Our nurse practitioners came to Pediatric Urology Associates with extensive experience in pediatrics. They were each then trained in the medical conditions of the urinary tract.
They offer personalized health care services.
They teach you how to maintain your health and manage your illness.
They are nursing specialists and bring their nursing experience and education to the care of each patient.
They offer affordable health care services.
Where do nurse practitioners practice?
Home health care agencies (nursing homes, hospice hospitals, hospital clinics, public health departments, Veterans' Administration facilities)
Private office practices
Ambulatory care centers, health maintenance organizations
Business and industry employers, health schools of nursing
What do pediatric urology nurse practitioners do?
PNPs serve as pediatric health care providers for well and ill children of all ages. Many parents choose a PNP as their child's health care provider knowing they will receive individualized quality health care. Pediatric Urology Associates’ PNPs offer a variety of services under the supervision of your pediatric urologist, including:
Performs urologic examinations
Diagnoses and treats acute urologic health problems
Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic studies and lab work
Performs urodynamic studies and evaluations
Diagnoses, evaluates and treats voiding dysfunction and incontinence
Prescribes medications and teaches patients how to take them properly