Term: Nurse Practitioner / Nurse Practitioners

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2019-11-15


A registered nurse with advanced qualifications who provides a full range of primary care services to patients. Nurse practitioners can order diagnostic tests, prescribe drugs, and perform specific procedures in a variety of healthcare settings.

Please see the Nurse Practitioner Association of Manitoba (NPAM) Web Site - What is a Nurse Practitioner? and Canadian Nurses Association: Nurse Practitioners for more information.

Related terms 



Term used in