nurse aide

noun
variants: or nurse's aide
plural nurse aides or nurse's aides

Definition of nurse aide

: a health-care worker usually trained and often certified to assist nurses (as in a hospital or nursing home) in providing basic patient care and services (such as bathing, feeding, or measuring vital signs of patients)

Examples of nurse aide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Allie is at Sarah Lawrence, volunteering as a nurse's aide. Emma Specter, Vogue, "22 Thoughts I Had While Rewatching The Notebook," 25 Sep. 2020 Jane worked for the state of Connecticut at the Mansfield Training Center as a nurse's aide for twenty years while devoting her life to raising her family. courant.com, "Esther J. McNary," 23 Oct. 2019 On the verge of death On the eve of her 30th birthday — June 3, 2018 — Lakeisha Cherry had just finished up a shift as a nurse's aide in the stroke recovery and brain injury unit at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Doctors said her daughter had no chance of recovery. Then, Lakeisha Cherry got better.," 19 Nov. 2019 The most popular class is four months of training to be a certified nurse's aide. CBS News, "Program offers job training to high schoolers: "You don't need to go to college to be successful"," 26 Oct. 2019 In a Pittsburgh suburb, Tessa Richards, a 24-year-old nurse's aide, lowered a five-year-old boy with Spina Bifida into scalding bathwater. oregonlive, "Death and deals: Sick children suffer, private equity profits," 26 Oct. 2019 She had been employed at the AETNA Fire Insurance Company, worked as a nurse's aide, day care provider, teacher's aide, and for The Compensation Bureau. courant.com, "Susan Ann Chafin," 5 June 2019 The allegations against Husel recalled another Ohio case involving a former nurse's aide dubbed the Angel of Death. Kantele Franko, chicagotribune.com, "Ohio doctor accused of murder in fentanyl overdose deaths of 25 patients," 5 June 2019 That year, Teresa Romero Ramos, a nurse's aide who contracted the virus while caring for Ebola patients in Spain, was treated with an IV drip of antibodies from an Ebola survivor as well as favipiravir. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Ebola outbreak 2018: What's different this time?," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of nurse aide

1917, in the meaning defined above

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4 Oct 2020

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“Nurse aide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nurse%20aide. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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nurse aide

noun
variants: or nurse's aide
plural nurse aides or nurse's aides

Medical Definition of nurse aide

: a health-care worker usually trained and often certified to assist nurses (as in a hospital or nursing home) in providing basic patient care and services (such as bathing, feeding, or measuring vital signs of patients)

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