What is a family practice nurse?
A family practice nurse works with other health care providers as part of this collaborative family practice team. Family practice nurses are registered nurses with special training in primary health care.
A family practice nurse can:
- Help manage health issues such as diabetes, asthma, COPD, high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, and heart disease.
- Provide well-baby visits and prenatal care.
- Review your medications.
- Perform pap tests and yearly exams.
- Provide teaching and support for healthy living. Topics could include healthy eating, physical activity, mental health, and sexual health.
- Review and promote health screening.
- Provide immunizations, injections, wound care, and more.