Medical Definition of Nurse practitioner

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Nurse practitioner: A registered nurse (RN) who has completed an advanced training program in a medical specialty, such as pediatric care. Abbreviated NP. An NP may be a primary, direct health care provider, and can prescribe medications. Some NPs work in research rather than in direct patient care.

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