nurse practitioner definition

  • noun:
    • A registered nursing assistant with special education for providing primary medical care, including many jobs customarily carried out by a physician.
    • a specialist health designation recognized in a few jurisdictions, denoting someone who is fully competent as a nursing assistant and having additional qualifications and agreement to produce some diagnoses and/or treatments which could otherwise be offered only by an authorized doctor.
    • a registered nurse who may have obtained special education and can do a number of the responsibilities of doctor

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