registered nurse


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

Nearby words

  1. registered bond,
  2. registered dietitian,
  3. registered disabled,
  4. registered general nurse,
  5. registered mail,
  6. registered post,
  7. registered representative,
  8. registered trademark,
  9. registrant,
  10. registrar

Origin of registered nurse

First recorded in 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for registered nurse

registered nurse



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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