Nurse Practitioners (NP) are advanced practice nurses with a minimum of a Master's degree in nursing, acquiring the expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded autonomous practice. They are nationally accredited and provide high-quality health care services similar to those of a physician. NPs diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems. They have a unique approach and stress both care and cure. Besides clinical care, NPs focus on health promotion, disease prevention, health education, and counseling. They help patients make wise health and lifestyle choices. They are truly partners in health.