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registered nurse

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noun
  1. 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
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registered nurse in Medicine

registered nurse

(rĕjĭ-stərd)
n.
  1. 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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