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or nurse′ practi′tioner,

a registered nurse qualified to diagnose and treat minor ailments.
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1981 Lila McEwen, family nurse practitioner, establishes the first nurse-practitioner private office practice in Eagle River.
They had faced, as challengers, retired firefighter Roger Berger, former board member and nurse-practitioner Deborah Rice and high school clerk Maricela Tisbert.
John Manning and nurse-practitioner Berna Meyer, who also work at High Desert.
In a counterclaim filed in March as a part of that lawsuit, Carney asked for unspecified damages from a physician and a nurse-practitioner who testified against him in the criminal trial.