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registered nurse

noun
1.
a graduate nurse who has passed a state board examination and been registered and licensed to practice nursing.
Abbreviation: R.N.
Origin
1895-1900
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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