need grammar help with capitalizing titles

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say if someone's title is at the end of a sentence for example: The provider who ordered this test is John Shoe, nurse practitioner. would the "nurse practitioner" at the end of the sentence be capitalized? I'm having a disagreement with a co-worker who says it needs to be capitalized since it's a title. I say not capitalized. What do you guys think?
 
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If it's a formal title, I say capitalize. Like if I was to write: "John Q. Person, Chief Executive Officer of Avery Stationery" I would capitalize his title, but if we were writing about "Bob D. Ellis, computer technician" I would not, because that's not a title, it's what he does rather than who he is. If, however, he was the computer technician for a company and that was his title, then it does get capitalized.
 
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Or re-word it so it is not a title: The provider who ordered this test is John Shoe, who is a nurse practitioner.
 
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 Originally Posted By: TallPaul
Or re-word it so it is not a title: The provider who ordered this test is John Shoe, who is a nurse practitioner.
It should be capitalized because it's a title. Try saying: The provider who ordered this test is John Shoe, medical doctor.
 
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I agree with capitalize. Nurse Practitioner is a title in your sentence, not an the occupation. doctor, nurse, plumber, mechanic are all occupations or titles depending on sentence structure. Doctor of Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Master Mechanic, etc, are all titles when right after their name in a sentence. In your case I'd use the appropriate post-nominal initials for the person. John Shoe, CNP...
 
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