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registered nurse

a graduate nurse who has passed a state board examination and been registered and licensed to practice nursing.
Abbreviation: R.N.
Origin of registered nurse
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And she set the example, studying alongside my brother and me at our kitchen table so that she could become a registered nurse.
  • One year teaching experience in a registered nurse education program.
  • The white dress, which was for decades the emblem of a registered nurse, has all but disappeared.
  • The community college is starting a registered nurse program.
  • As a registered nurse at a high school, the majority of my time is focused on emotional health.
registered nurse in Medicine

registered nurse reg·is·tered nurse (rěj'ĭ-stərd)

Abbr. RN, R.N. A nurse who has graduated from an accredited school of nursing and has been registered and licensed to practice by a state authority.

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