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Nurse Practitioner (NP):

A registered nurse with advanced education and training. NPs can diagnose and manage most common, and many chronic, illnesses. They do so alone or in collaboration with the health care team. NPs can prescribe medications and provide some services that were formerly permitted only to doctors. There are a number of types of nurse practitioners (e.g. geriatric, adult, or psychiatric) that work with older adults.

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