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."
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