Evaluation and treatment of vitamin D deficiencyCollins, Andrea DNP, NP-C, CNENurse Practitioner: 19 November 2016 - Volume 41 - Issue 11 - p 1–6 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000502797.81231.c6 Online exclusive Abstract Author Information Abstract: Although evidence is inconsistent regarding the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and the causality of many chronic disease processes, the functions of vitamin D impact more than just bone health. By understanding basic vitamin D concepts and varied recommendations, nurse practitioners can provide safe, individualized, effective evaluation and treatment of each patient's vitamin D status to promote positive health outcomes. Andrea Collins is a practicing family NP and assistant professor at Samford University, Birmingham, Ala. The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.