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nurse's aide

Syllabification: nurse's aide

Definition of nurse's aide in English:

noun (plural nurses' aides)

A person who assists professional nurses in a hospital or other medical facility by performing routine tasks, such a making beds and serving meals, that require little or no formal training.
Example sentences
  • I used to work as a nurse's aide at the local hospital in the long-term facility and I used to say that there were too many cancers.
  • At any given moment, there are 14 distinct levels of medical staff, from nurse's aides to attending physicians with years of experience.
  • At that time the hospital was desperately seeking nurse's aides.

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