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noun

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

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Origin of registered nurse

First recorded in 1895–1900
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registered nurse
[ rĕjĭ-stərd ]

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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