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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The strike will affect employees with jobs as optometrists, a variety of technicians, clinical laboratory scientists, housekeepers and hundreds of other positions — largely those who are not doctors, registered nurses or mental health workers. Los Angeles Times, "80,000-plus Kaiser workers may strike Oct. 14, but talks continue," 16 Sep. 2019 By 2030, there could be a net growth of 50,000 jobs for registered nurses in Chicago, 17,000 jobs for application software developers and 16,000 jobs for personal care aides, the report said. Corilyn Shropshire,, "Chicago lagging other big cities in job growth over the next decade, report says," 26 Aug. 2019 District 1199 of the Service Employees International Union, which represents registered nurses and licensed practical nurses at the hospital, said Thursday that the contract would help recruit and retain nurses in a competitive market., "Jet2 sends big bill to passenger for flight return to London," 19 July 2019 College Club West: College Club West offers women living on the west side of Cleveland with four-year degrees and registered nurses opportunities to learn, socialize and participate in fun, meaningful activities, according to its website., "Preschoolers, proclamation highlight marching band preview night: Olmsted Dates and Data," 30 Aug. 2019 Jenny David, a Phoenix registered nurse and the ballot initiative committee chair, said her group approached the California union about supporting the initiative. Stephanie Innes, azcentral, "A California union is behind health ballot initiative in Arizona," 26 Aug. 2019 McCarthy had once worked as a register nurse, but publicly presented herself as a doctor for years. Jason Silverstein, CBS News, "Florida House candidate admits to lying about treating Pulse shooting victims," 22 July 2019 Smith and Peavy are both registered nurses on staff with ADOC’s healthcare provider, Wexford Health Sources. Carol Robinson |,, "Alabama prison K9 dies after drug raid, will be buried with full honors," 22 July 2019 Doctors, registered nurses, and mental health workers are not among those considering a strike. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "Kaiser Permanente Colorado workers weighing a strike," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of registered nurse

1876, in the meaning defined above

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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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