NURSE PRACTITIONER

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a registered nurse who has completed an involved postgraduate training program and is licensed to perform some of the functions of a doctor, consisting of the prescribing of medications. Nurse practitioners commonly act under the supervision of doctors, but not under their direct observation

NURSE PRACTITIONER: "Nicole has decided to pursue her graduate degree and become a nurse practitioner."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "NURSE PRACTITIONER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/nurse-practitioner/ (accessed July 3, 2022).

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