|1/31/2008 9:12:00 AM|
Nurse training opens options to small towns
Rhonda Pettit thought she would be done with school when she earned her registered nursing degree in 2003.
But after working at the Norfolk Veterans Home for several years, she recognized the need for nurses who could provide more specialized care than an RN. That's why she began the process of earning her nurse practitioner degree with an emphasis in geriatrics.
The degree, she said, will allow her to provide primary health care - including diagnosing illnesses and prescribing medications - that registered nurses aren't able to.