registered nurse


Definition of registered nurse 

: a graduate trained nurse who has been licensed by a state authority after qualifying for registration

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Spiezle said Zakhariya --a registered nurse who identified herself as such -- initially offered him first aid. Anna Marum,, "Man killed in NE Portland's Fernhill Park identified," 9 Jan. 2018 In partnership with Gary, Goodwill is also involved in the Gary for Life initiative aimed at reducing violence and the Nurse-Family Partnership that pairs registered nurses with more than 180 low-income new mothers. Carole Carlson, Post-Tribune, "Gary Excel Center, Goodwill outlet eye April opening," 4 June 2018 There are nearly 3 million registered nurses in the United States, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the demand is expected to grow. Lisa Cianci,, "ORMC looking to hire experienced RNs," 10 July 2018 The guest speaker will be registered nurse Maryellen Ross, a professor of nursing, who will address aspects of heart failure. Linda Mcintosh,, "Escondido gets 90+ firefighting jackets," 5 July 2018 The approximately 700 registered nurses at Research are in ongoing contract negotiations after their contract expired May 31. Max Londberg, kansascity, "More than 100 picket with Research Medical nurses, who seek better wages, retention," 22 June 2018 Later that evening, Washington and registered nurse Willie Lee Walker brought the two boys into a small exam room for an interview. Marisa Kwiatkowski, Indianapolis Star, "The exorcisms of Latoya Ammons," 25 Jan. 2014 The report also said Gainey and two unidentified registered nurses did not call 911 and made no attempts to resuscitate McMaster after he was found unresponsive on the morning of April 13. Harold Brubaker,, "Pa. Health Department on McMaster death at Cathedral Village: deficient fall prevention and no resuscitation attempts," 2 June 2018 The proposal would license substitute speech-language pathologists, audiologists and registered nurses in schools. Jessie Balmert,, "Restoring faith after FBI probe, GOP feud? Lawmakers pass 28 proposed laws," 7 June 2018

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1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of registered nurse was in 1876

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English Language Learners Definition of registered nurse

: a nurse who has more training and experience than a licensed practical nurse and who has passed a special exam

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Medical Definition of registered nurse 

: a graduate trained nurse who has been licensed by a state authority after passing qualifying examinations for registration

called also RN

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