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HealthCare Professionals Baker College Mariyam Abdal
There are many different major types of health service professionals in the health field. Some of the top ones are, physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, physician assistants, and much more. They all play a role in the health field and need schooling to be able to be certified/practice. The major roles of physicians are to diagnose diseases and treat patients. Physicians mustbe licensed and graduated from a accredited medical school and complete their residency. Physicians often work in hospitals or have their own private practice but also work in a spectrumof outpatient settings including group practices, surgi centers, diagnostic imaging centers, urgent care centers, and managed care organizations such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs). (NCBI, 2013)Nurses are the major caregivers of patients with physical, mental, and emotional needs. All states require nurses to be licensed to practice as RNs, the licensure requirements include graduation from an accredited nursing program that awards an associate degree, diploma, or a bachelor's degree, and completion of a national examination. Nursing programs take about two years, diploma programs take two to three years and are offered by hospitals. BSN programs takefour to five years and are offered by colleges and universities. Nurses work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, private practices, surgi centers, community and migrant health centers, emergency medical centers, HMOs, worksites, government and private agencies, clinics, schools, retirement communities, rehabilitation centers, and patients' homes. (News Medical, 2018)Nurse practitioners are individuals who have completed a program of study leading to competence as registered nurses in an expanded role. The training of NPs may be a certificate
program or a master's degree program, all states vary. There are more than 150 educational training programs nationwide and certification examinations are offered by the American Nurses

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