visiting nurse


noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for visiting nurse

visiting nurse

noun

(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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Medical definitions for visiting nurse

visiting nurse
[ vĭzĭ-tĭng ]

n.

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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