charge nurse


: a nurse who is in charge of one section of a hospital

Examples of charge nurse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And so immediately, the charge nurse started doing CPR and people were just yelling, 'call code,' and frantic chaos ensued at that point. Georgia Slater, Peoplemag, 17 Jan. 2024 The body-cam footage includes an interview with the charge nurse in the hours after Bertonazzi’s injury, in which the nurse told Baltimore police officers there was no violent interaction with the man. Katie Mettler, Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2023 On nights when Mullen wasn’t caring for babies, but was working as the charge nurse, Small would just sit in her office beside her. Wendy Grossman Kantor, Peoplemag, 29 July 2023 As a charge nurse at Northeast Georgia Health System, she was trained to de-escalate violent situations. Renuka Rayasam, CNN, 16 May 2023

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“Charge nurse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

charge nurse

: a nurse who is in charge of a health-care unit (as a hospital ward, emergency room, or nursing home)
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