registered nurse

noun

Definition of registered nurse

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

1896

First Known Use of registered nurse

1896


REGISTERED NURSE Defined for English Language Learners

registered nurse

noun

Definition of registered nurse for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

registered nurse

noun

Medical Definition of registered nurse

  1. :  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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