or nurse prac·ti·tion·er
- a registered nurse who has received special training for diagnosing and treating routine or minor ailments. Abbreviation: NP
Compare physician's assistant.
Origin of nurse-practitioner
First recorded in 1975–80
Also called nurse-cli·ni·cian, nurse cli·ni·cian [nurs-kli-nish-uh n] /ˈnɜrs klɪˈnɪʃ ən/.
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