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.
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Origin of visiting nurse
First recorded in 1920–25
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(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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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.
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