nurse practitioner

noun

: 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

Examples of nurse practitioner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And a new hotline allowing home patients to connect with nurse practitioners around the clock. Michelle Marchante, Miami Herald, 5 July 2024 The stylish millennial works as a nurse practitioner at a Manhattan cancer center and lives in New Jersey. Sarah Matusek, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 July 2024 Knoll managed to hire a physician this spring, but his clinic still relies primarily on a team of nurses and nurse practitioners. Caroline Catherman, Orlando Sentinel, 28 June 2024 Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the charges against doctors, nurse practitioners and others across the U.S. accused of a variety of scams, including a $900 million scheme in Arizona targeting dying patients. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 28 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for nurse practitioner 

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nurse practitioner was in 1967

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“Nurse practitioner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nurse%20practitioner. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

nurse practitioner

noun
: 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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