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nurse-practitioner

or nurse prac路ti路tion路er

[ nurs-prak-tish-uh-ner ]
/ 藞n蓽rs pr忙k藞t瑟蕛 蓹 n蓹r /
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noun
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路ni路cian, nurse cli路ni路cian [nurs-kli-nish-uhn] /藞n蓽rs kl瑟藞n瑟蕛 蓹n/ .

Origin of nurse-practitioner

First recorded in 1975鈥80

Words nearby nurse-practitioner

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British Dictionary definitions for nurse-practitioner

nurse practitioner

noun
a nurse who has specialized advanced skills in diagnosis, psychosocial assessment, and patient management and is permitted to prescribe certain drugs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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