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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
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It opened and within its frame there stood an angel neatly dressed in the uniform of a registered nurse.

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  • This is a summary of the activities of Bertha L. Lozano, who is a registered nurse in the emergency room.

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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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