visiting nurse

noun

Definition of visiting nurse 

: a nurse employed by a hospital or social-service agency to perform public health services and especially to visit and provide care for sick persons in a community

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Her job as a visiting nurse takes her to some of the crummiest buildings in Greater Boston. Sean P. Murphy, BostonGlobe.com, "Apartment management won’t return security deposit? That’s just one problem at this Revere complex," 11 June 2018 Sometimes babies can go home before they are weaned completely and a visiting nurse or family member without a history of substance abuse would administer the final doses of methadone. Georgea Kovanis, Detroit Free Press, "The tiniest addicts: How U.P. babies became part of opioid epidemic," 2 May 2018 The visiting nurse had been talking about a different set of goals, such as a group home and a simple job. Dr. Daniela Lamas, miamiherald, "Critical-care doctor writes of families’ health choices and realities | Miami Herald," 2 Apr. 2018 The family would also like to extend a special thanks to the VA Hospital in West Haven and St. Francis Hospital in Hartford and the visiting nurses for the exceptional care Pat received. courant.com, "Pasquale Canosa," 18 Feb. 2018 In the early 1980s Athella earned a Master's Degree in Gerontology, while working as a home health aide with visiting nurses, as well as in private duty. courant.com, "Athella Paige Speez," 25 Jan. 2018 These hospitals belong to a national collaborative of 20 pediatric cancer centers that aims to train families, visiting nurses and clinic staff on how to handle central lines. Melissa Bailey, Washington Post, "Caring at home for a child with cancer can leave family members with risky tasks," 16 Sep. 2017

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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visiting nurse

noun

Medical Definition of visiting nurse 

: a nurse employed (as by a hospital or social-service agency) to perform public health services and especially to visit and provide care for sick persons in a community

called also public health nurse

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