nurse practitioner

noun

Definition of nurse practitioner

: a registered nurse who is qualified through advanced training to assume some of the duties and responsibilities formerly assumed only by a physician abbreviation NP

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1967

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nurse practitioner

noun

medical Definition of nurse practitioner

: a registered nurse who through advanced training is qualified to assume some of the duties and responsibilities formerly assumed only by a physician abbreviation NP called also nurse clinician

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