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 They are prescribed, in person or by telehealth, by a physician or a nurse midwife, advance practice registered nurse or physician assistant. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 15 May 2022 Nurses of color are underrepresented in the registered nurse workforce. Nada Hassanein, USA TODAY, 10 Feb. 2022 Many of the sick had to wait in their cars, said registered nurse Devin Dearing-Manning. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 31 Jan. 2022 Former Santee City Councilmember and registered nurse Stephen Houlahan cites his position as a lifelong resident of the region and his work opposing a natural gas pipeline and increasing paramedic services in the city. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Jan. 2022 Autopsy results have yet to be released, but the registered nurse believes her son died from a form of pneumonia caused by rigorous exercise on land and in water. Kiran Dhillon, CBS News, 26 Apr. 2022 Zamaslo studied political science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and subsequently became a registered nurse. Deena Yellin, USA TODAY, 10 Mar. 2022 Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Afflalo grew up watching her mother become a registered nurse at the age of 50 after immigrating to the U.S. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Jan. 2022 Both Ammouri, a 54-year-old palliative medicine specialist, and Fraizer, a 49-year-old registered nurse, were scheduled to return from their trip about a week later but never arrived, according to the outlet. Jason Duaine Hahn,, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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18 May 2022

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“Registered nurse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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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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