If you’re ready to take your nursing career to the next level, you might want to consider becoming a nurse practitioner. Nurse practitioners are able to autonomously assess and provide treatment for a range of medical conditions. They can order diagnostic tests and interpret their results, give referrals to other healthcare professionals, and prescribe medications. Nurse practitioners work collaboratively with other nurses, medical professionals and allied health professionals, in a variety of healthcare settings. Nurse practitioner courses are available to those who have already completed formal education in nursing and are working as Registered Nurses at an advanced practice level.