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visiting nurse

a registered nurse employed by a social service agency to give medical care to the sick in their homes or to implement other public health programs.
Origin of visiting nurse
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And here is where a visiting nurse in every community can become an institution of inestimable value.

  • The club maintains, out of its fund, a medicine chest at the school, which is used by the visiting nurse.

    The New Education Scott Nearing
  • How could the county agricultural agent or the visiting nurse cover a county as effectively as they now do without the automobile?

    The Farmer and His Community Dwight Sanderson
British Dictionary definitions for visiting nurse

visiting nurse

(in the US) a registered nurse employed by a community, hospital, etc, to visit and nurse the sick in their homes or to promote public health
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visiting nurse in Medicine

visiting nurse vis·it·ing nurse (vĭz'ĭ-tĭng)
A registered nurse employed by a public health agency or hospital to promote community health and especially to visit and administer treatment to sick people in their homes.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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