nurse practitioner


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nurse practitioner

n. Abbr. NP
A registered nurse with additional training for performing tasks, such as diagnosing and prescribing, that are customarily performed by a physician.

nurse practitioner

n
1. (Professions) a nurse who has specialized advanced skills in diagnosis, psychosocial assessment, and patient management and is permitted to prescribe certain drugs
2. (Medicine) a nurse who has specialized advanced skills in diagnosis, psychosocial assessment, and patient management and is permitted to prescribe certain drugs
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nurse practitioner - a registered nurse who has received special training and can perform many of the duties of a physiciannurse practitioner - a registered nurse who has received special training and can perform many of the duties of a physician
registered nurse, RN - a graduate nurse who has passed examinations for registration
Translations

nurse practitioner

n (US) enfermero -ra mf que tiene entrenamiento adicional para diagnosticar y tratar enfermedades comunes
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The court noted that although the Nurse Practitioner characterized her conduct as a "mistake" which she claimed did not rise to the level of disqualifying misconduct, she nevertheless agreed that her notation in the patient's medical chart did not accurately reflect the procedure performed and she should have been more thorough.
Women need to be knowledgeable about the risks that exist and not be misinformed,'' says Northridge nurse practitioner Mary Browne Dickens.
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Yet the Nurse Practitioner role is vastly different from responding to, executing and essentially following orders, requiring a much more autonomous skill set of the clinician to write, prescribe or direct orders
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