registered nurse


Definition of registered nurse

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

Examples of registered nurse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Being a registered nurse herself, Bush also pointed to the bravery of essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. NBC News, "Cori Bush becomes Missouri's first Black congresswoman," 4 Nov. 2020 Kearney is a hematology/oncology registered nurse at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and is a graduate of Southeast Arkansas College, according to a news release. Arkansas Online, "Pine Bluff nurse honored for leadership," 31 Oct. 2020 Rodriguez is a registered nurse and a health care executive, a former epidemic intelligence service officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has a master's degree in public health. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Democrats have Republicans on the defensive in traditionally safe Milwaukee suburbs," 30 Oct. 2020 The registered nurse, a Democrat who was called in the survey, has already cast her ballot for Biden. Sarah Elbeshbishi, USA TODAY, "USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll: Ahead of Election Day, 3 of 4 voters worry about violence in a divided nation," 28 Oct. 2020 It is given to a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse each month to recognize his or her efforts in delivering exceptional patient care., "Business briefs: Simmons honored at Taney Corp.; Frank receives hospital award; Full Day Enterprise ranks in in Angus registrations," 19 Oct. 2020 Sarah Elizabeth is a registered nurse in Florida, working in a surgical progressive care unit which is also assisting in caring for COVID-19 patients. CBS News, "Health care workers share the devastating mental toll of COVID-19: "I'm no hero, I'm broken"," 22 Sep. 2020 Sutherland, 25, a Tuckerman native, was a registered nurse at Unity Health-Harris Medical Center. Tony Holt, Arkansas Online, "Details released in killing of jogger Sydney Sutherland," 17 Oct. 2020 Carroll worked as a registered nurse at Oregon Health & Science University, helping physically disabled children and adults. oregonlive, "2 Oregon women whose children married considered themselves sisters by the time COVID-19 took their lives," 26 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of registered nurse

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of registered nurse was in 1876

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13 Nov 2020

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“Registered nurse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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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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