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registered nurse

n. A professional nurse who is a licensed graduate of a university or college of nursing who has successfully passed an examination such as NCLEX-RN.

registered nurse

n. a graduate nurse who has passed examinations for registration [syn: RN]

Registered nurse

A registered nurse (RN) is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province or similar licensing body in order to obtain a nursing license. An RN's scope of practice is determined by local legislation governing nurses, and usually regulated by a professional body or council.

Registered nurses are employed in a wide variety of professional settings, often specializing in their field of practice. They may be responsible for supervising care delivered by other healthcare workers including enrolled nurses, licensed practical nurses, unlicensed assistive personnel, nursing students, and less-experienced RNs.

Registered nurses must usually meet a minimum practice hours requirement and undertake continuing education in order to maintain their registration. Furthermore, there is often a requirement that an RN remain free from serious criminal convictions.

Registered Nurse (film)

Registered Nurse is a 1934 American Pre-Code film produced by First National Pictures and released through its parent company Warner Bros. The film was directed by Robert Florey and stars Bebe Daniels in her final role for Warner Bros.

Usage examples of "registered nurse".

There was no doctor in town, but Bessie Pylant was a registered nurse, and Clay carried Mary to Bessie's house.

Ordinarily, for example, though a married woman and a registered nurse, she would have been far too modest to do more than call from the bridge.

First she became a registered nurse, and later she qualified as both an operating-room nurse and a nurse anesthesiologist.

If you happen to be in Los Angeles you might locate her through the fact that she is a registered nurse.

Having been a registered nurse, she assured them that she could administer needle injections to herself, that she would be no problem to them at all, that they could even Federal Express a few vials to her.

Her husband, James, also a registered nurse, worked the first shift with her and provided the muscle necessary for caring for a total invalid.

We have a registered nurse with us, and as far as we know we're healthy.

He'd need to get into the tech program at the high school as soon as possible to be ready to go to school for his degree as a registered nurse.

A registered nurse, she'd grown up in the backwoods of West Virginia, and unlike her friend felt almost at home.