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charge nurse

Syllabification: charge nurse

Definition of charge nurse in English:

noun

British
A nurse in charge of a ward in a hospital.
Example sentences
  • The charge nurse rather than staff nurses attended the multidisciplinary rounds, again because of issues of coordination and time constraints.
  • For the purpose of the drill, both the charge nurse and back-up charge nurse were placed at the desk.
  • He began work in Blackburn in 1972 and became a charge nurse and then a nurse manager in paediatrics.

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