Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses who have successfully completed a master’s level NP program and met BCCNM registration requirements. NPs are primary care providers who practice in many settings. NPs assess and treat diseases and disorders by prescribing, ordering diagnostic services and managing results, and consulting and referring with other health care providers. NPs practice in one of three “streams” which include family, adult, or pediatrics, and within the NP Scope of Practice. NPs often work within multidisciplinary teams that complement each other to improve patient care.