NP (NURSE PRACTITIONER)

An advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who has completed advanced didactic and clinical education beyond that required of the generalist registered nurse (RN) role. This additional education allows the NP to manage acute and chronic medical conditions and is qualified to diagnose medical problems, order treatments, prescribe medications and make referrals for a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions.

NEVER EVENT

The term used by medical professionals to describe adverse events that are serious and usually preventable.