Nurse Practitioners in Georgia

Atlanta (1770)Savannah (385)Macon (379)Marietta (372)Augusta (364)
Columbus (315)Lawrenceville (286)Gainesville (273)Decatur (242)Rome (207)Athens (196)Albany (154)Valdosta (145)Dalton (143)Warner Robins (129)Tifton (123)Austell (121)Newnan (118)Cumming (114)Fayetteville (108)Norcross (108)Stockbridge (99)Griffin (86)Carrollton (84)Cartersville (80)Statesboro (79)Alpharetta (79)Canton (77)Thomasville (74)Brunswick (67)Douglas (65)Roswell (65)Conyers (64)Lagrange (63)Waycross (62)McDonough (62)Duluth (61)Smyrna (58)Douglasville (57)Dublin (54)Kennesaw (52)Cordele (52)Vidalia (50)Woodstock (49)Snellville (48)Buford (48)Moultrie (47)Riverdale (46)Covington (45)Peachtree City (45)Fort Stewart (42)Johns Creek (41)Milledgeville (40)Loganville (40)Americus (39)Suwanee (38)Calhoun (36)Stone Mountain (35)Watkinsville (34)Monroe (32)Hiram (31)Tucker (30)Dallas (30)Toccoa (29)Hinesville (29)Evans (29)Blairsville (29)Jasper (28)Lithonia (27)Ringgold (27)Dahlonega (27)Villa Rica (27)Braselton (26)Demorest (26)Jesup (25)Thomaston (24)Blue Ridge (24)Baxley (23)Greensboro (22)Sandy Springs (22)Acworth (21)Jonesboro (21)Cedartown (21)Swainsboro (20)Perry (20)Brookhaven (20)Pooler (19)Dacula (19)Lilburn (19)Chatsworth (19)Richmond Hill (18)Dawsonville (18)Gray (18)Fort Benning (18)Fitzgerald (17)Oakwood (17)Locust Grove (16)Saint Marys (16)Colquitt (16)Dunwoody (15)Bainbridge (15)Winder (15)Chamblee (15)Eastman (15)Clarkston (14)Lavonia (13)Kingsland (13)Thomson (13)Fort Gordon (13)Forest Park (12)Jefferson (12)Morrow (12)Jackson (12)East Point (12)Powder Springs (12)Springfield (11)Clayton (11)La Fayette (10)Cairo (10)Folkston (10)Sandersville (10)Hawkinsville (10)Fort Valley (9)Hampton (9)Baldwin (9)Rincon (9)Peachtree Corners (9)Tyrone (8)Byron (8)Adairsville (8)Adel (8)College Park (8)Ellenwood (8)Cleveland (8)Fort Oglethorpe (8)Trenton (8)Cochran (8)Darien (7)Sylvester (7)Alma (7)Barnesville (7)Martinez (7)Commerce (7)Waynesboro (7)Lithia Springs (7)Leesburg (7)Robins Afb (7)Royston (7)Eatonton (7)Bremen (6)Lyons (6)Ludowici (6)Holly Springs (6)St Simons Island (6)Camilla (6)Madison (6)Hazlehurst (6)Reidsville (6)Hartwell (5)Ellaville (5)Ellenton (5)Ellijay (5)East Ellijay (5)Richland (5)Metter (5)Oglethorpe (5)Colbert (5)Ocilla (5)Hapeville (5)Forsyth (5)Ashburn (5)Sugar Hill (5)Millen (5)Franklin (5)Montezuma (5)Nashville (4)Whitesburg (4)Sautee Nacoochee (4)Butler (4)Union City (4)Grovetown (4)Social Circle (4)Bethlehem (4)Wrightsville (4)Unadilla (4)Pembroke (4)Lexington (4)Bogart (4)Hoschton (4)Quitman (4)Sylvania (4)Saint Simons Island (4)Glennville (3)Rochelle (3)Nahunta (3)Mableton (3)Lumpkin (3)Lakeland (3)Lake Spivey (3)Tunnel Hill (3)Kathleen (3)Homer (3)Hiawassee (3)Roberta (3)Flintstone (3)Fairburn (3)Doraville (3)Danielsville (3)Cuthbert (3)Clermont (3)Claxton (3)Bonaire (3)Blakely (3)Homerville (3)

Learn more about Nurse Practitioners

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a healthcare provider who practices a mix of nursing and medicine, often in collaboration with a doctor. An NP is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced education, training and skills in preventive, diagnostic and treatment services. While NPs can work in any area of medicine, they often work in pediatrics, geriatrics, family medicine, and internal medicine.

NPs practice in different ways in different states, settings and specialties. They work in doctor’s offices, schools, clinics, hospitals, and community health settings. Some NPs run their own private practices, but many work as part of a group practice or a hospital or clinic healthcare team. Like all healthcare providers, NPs consult with doctors and other providers as appropriate.

In general, an NP:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical history and educates the patient about wellness and disease prevention

  • Provides routine and preventive healthcare services including immunizations, sports and school physicals, pelvic exams, birth control counseling, and sexually transmitted disease (STD) screenings

  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications

  • Diagnoses and treats acute diseases and conditions including infections and injuries

  • Screens, treats and monitors a range of chronic health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disease, heart disease, and depression

  • Screens for cancer including Pap tests and skin and thyroid exams

  • Performs minor procedures including removing foreign objects and stitching cuts

  • Works closely with doctors and other healthcare providers to ensure patients receive optimal, seamless healthcare

NPs may also be known by the following names: nurse practitioner-certified (NP-C) and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).

There are 9963 specialists practicing Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) in Georgia with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 74 hospitals in Georgia with affiliated Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) specialists, including Memorial Health University Medical Center, Piedmont Hospital and Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville.