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View synonyms for nurse-practitioner

nurse-practitioner

or nurse prac·ti·tion·er

[ nurs-prak-tish-uh-ner ]

noun

  1. a registered nurse who has received special training for diagnosing and treating routine or minor ailments. : NP


nurse practitioner

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of nurse-practitioner1

First recorded in 1975–80

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Example Sentences

What I found particularly striking was the experience of a nurse practitioner in my office.

Nurse practitioner Cherilyn Lee told jurors that Jackson asked her for propofol to help him sleep two months before his death.

When I was 36 weeks pregnant, my nurse practitioner told me I had a urinary tract infection and prescribed an antibiotic.

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