visiting nurse

  1. 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

Words Nearby visiting nurse Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use visiting nurse in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for visiting nurse

visiting nurse

  1. (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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