Can a Nurse Practitioner Write Prescriptions?

Some people may not see a Nurse Practitioner as being as important as those with an “M.D.” at the end of their name. However, as we’ve already seen in a previous article, nurse practitioners can be, and are, legitimate healthcare professionals, and they have a variety of duties that they carry out on a daily basis. One of those duties can be writing prescriptions for patients. Since we’ve already covered nurse practitioners before, we won’t spend a lot of time here. For this article, we wanted to definitively answer the question: can a nurse practitioner write a prescription?

The answer is: Yes, a nurse practitioner can write prescriptions for his or her patients.