Definition of registered nurse in English:

registered nurse

Line breaks: re¦gis|tered nurse
(abbreviation: RN)


North American
  • 1A fully trained nurse with an official state certificate of competence.
  • 1.1British short for State Registered Nurse.
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    • A wider perspective is needed to achieve clarity of roles and a better balance of registered nurses, physicians, other health professionals, and support workers.
    • The surgical intensive care unit at Haukeland Hospital, a university hospital with 1100 beds, has 10 beds and a staff of seven consultant anaesthetists, five residents, and approximately 60 registered nurses.
    • In 1998, 62% of registered nurses worked in hospitals, down from 67% in 1993.

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