What is the Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice?

A Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice are the legal responsibilities of a a nurse practitioner. A nurse practitioner aims at providing acute and preventive healthcare facilities, take patient history, briefing the patient about the medical procedures, conducting physical examinations, diagnosing the problem, prescribing medicine, checking laboratory and X ray results, at times treating the patient for common chronic and acute problems, and offering advice and refer to other healthcare professionals as required.