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

First Known Use of nurse practitioner

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Nurse practitioner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nurse%20practitioner. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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nurse practitioner

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nurse practitioner

: a nurse who is trained to do some of the things a doctor does (such as give physical exams or order certain medical tests)

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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