nurse-practitioner
noun Date: 1969 a registered nurse who is qualified through advanced training to assume some of the duties and responsibilities formerly assumed only by a physician

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nurse practitioner — n. a registered nurse who has additional training and expertise in certain medical practices, therapies, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • nurse practitioner — n. a registered nurse who has additional training and expertise in certain medical practices, therapies, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Nurse practitioner — A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who has completed graduate level education (either a Master s or a Doctoral degree). Additional APRN roles include the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)s, CNMs …   Wikipedia

  • nurse practitioner — A registered nurse with at least a master s degree in nursing and advanced education in the primary care of particular groups of clients; capable of independent practice in a variety of settings.Nurse practitioners have been recognized in the U.S …   Medical dictionary

  • nurse practitioner — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms nurse practitioner : singular nurse practitioner plural nurse practitioners a nurse who has been trained to treat minor illnesses that are usually treated by a doctor …   English dictionary

  • nurse practitioner — noun a registered nurse who has received special training and can perform many of the duties of a physician • Syn: ↑NP, ↑nurse clinician • Hypernyms: ↑registered nurse, ↑RN * * * ˌnurse pracˈtitioner [nurse practitioner] …   Useful english dictionary

  • nurse-practitioner — /nerrs prak tish euh neuhr/, n. a registered nurse who has received special training for diagnosing and treating routine or minor ailments. Abbr.: NP. Also, nurse practitioner. Also called nurse clinician. Cf. physician s assistant. [1975 80] * * …   Universalium

  • nurse-practitioner — /nerrs prak tish euh neuhr/, n. a registered nurse who has received special training for diagnosing and treating routine or minor ailments. Abbr.: NP. Also, nurse practitioner. Also called nurse clinician. Cf. physician s assistant. [1975 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • nurse practitioner — /nɜs prækˈtɪʃənə/ (say ners prak tishuhnuh) noun a nurse who is legally qualified to take on some of the responsibilities of a doctor, particularly with regard to prescribing medicines: *As a nurse practitioner, Ms Carroll can perform these… …   Australian English dictionary

  • nurse-practitioner — nurse′ practi′tioner or nurse′ practi′tioner n. med a registered nurse qualified to diagnose and treat minor ailments • Etymology: 1975–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • nurse practitioner — nurse prac titioner n a nurse who is trained to do some of the work that is usually done by a doctor …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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