nurse practitioner

noun

Definition of nurse practitioner

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

nurse practitioner

noun

Medical Definition of nurse practitioner

  1. :  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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