or nurse prac·ti·tion·er
[ nurs-prak-tish-uh-ner ]
/ ˈnɜrs prækˈtɪʃ ə nər /
a registered nurse who has received special training for diagnosing and treating routine or minor ailments. Abbreviation: NP
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Also called nurse-cli·ni·cian, nurse cli·ni·cian [nurs-kli-nish-uhn] /ˈnɜrs klɪˈnɪʃ ən/ .
Compare physician's assistant.
Origin of nurse-practitioner
First recorded in 1975–80
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British Dictionary definitions for nurse-practitioner
a nurse who has specialized advanced skills in diagnosis, psychosocial assessment, and patient management and is permitted to prescribe certain drugs
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Medical definitions for nurse-practitioner
A registered nurse with special training for providing primary health care, including many tasks customarily performed by a physician.
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