We added nurse practitioner, Kara Russell, ARNP, to the practice in May 2009. Ms. Russell is an honor graduate from the University of Florida College of Nursing. Before entering her nurse practitioner program, she graduated cum laude from Florida State University, where she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor Society for Nursing. Ms. Russell is board certified as a family nurse practitioner, and has focused her efforts in dermatology.
What is an ARNP?
ARNP stands for advanced registered nurse practitioner. This is a registered nurse who has completed graduate level training and received a master’s degree in nursing. They are then required to pass national board certification to become licensed as an ARNP. ARNP’s in dermatology are able to diagnose, treat, perform minor surgical procedures, and provide various cosmetic therapies. In addition to providing clinical care, ARNP’s also focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and patient education.
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