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The highest position that a nurse can obtain, requiring at least a masters degree. A nurse practitioner can diagnose conditions and prescribe medication. It is becoming increasingly common as rural and low income areas are faced with a physician and budget shortage, and getting a medical degree is becoming more unattainable to the average American despite GPA and test scores due to cost and upper middle class networking. In many states NPs are required to work under the supervision of a doctor, however that is changing as NP lobby for autonomy. Physicians have more education, however studies have shown that NPs report a similar or greater medical outcome and patient satisfaction. This has lead to an ungoing feud between the two, however the best doctors and nurse practitioners put their differences aside and focus on working together for the patient.
MD: I hate nurse practitioners! They are wannabe doctors and I have a more prestigious education!

NP: doctors are just mad I spent less on an education, make the same or greater income and do the same job! Nurse practitioners give better care!

Patient: hello???
by ThebestCRNA December 12, 2018
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A nurse who wanted to be a doctor but couldn't get into med school. Instead he/she decided to attend an online school with less than 3% of training and thinks they can do the same job as aphysician. This is likely an effect of Dunning-Kruger effect
hi, im a nurse practitioner, whats the problem

patient : when am i going to see the doctor

ANP: you wont ill be treating you

pateint: so your a doctor

ANP: no im a nurse pratitioner

pateint: so why am i not seeing a doctor

ANP: becouse i can give you the same treatment as a doctor.
patient: Did you go to med school?
ANP: No, but I have the same training.
patient: Did you do a residency?
ANP: No, but I still have clinical experience.
patient: Do you have at least 15,000 hours of clinical training?
ANP: No, I have 500.
patient: Like I said, I want to see a REAL DOCTOR. Don't worry, Halloween is just around the corner. You can pretend to be a doctor then.
by TheDefiner007 September 04, 2018
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a little understood profession by the public an advanced nurse praticioner or ANP is an individual who has completed graduate school for nursing and does very much the same job as a doctor but makes more and is payed by whatever company they work for instead of by the pateint from insurance companies. they can determine diagnosis and write perscriptions to treat pateints. in certain specalties they report to a doctor once a week so they can check the paper work.
hi, im a nurse practitioner, whats the problem
patient : when am i going to see the doctor
ANP: you wont ill be treating you
pateint: so your a doctor
ANP: no im a nurse pratitioner
pateint: so why am i not seeing a doctor
ANP: becouse i can give you the same treatment as a doctor, now what are you here for?
by ANPnurse January 03, 2010
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