registered nurse

noun
a graduate nurse who has passed a state board examination and been registered and licensed to practice nursing. Abbreviation: R.N.

Origin:
1895–1900

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

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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Example sentences
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.
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