Share this entry

Share this page

registered nurse

Syllabification: reg·is·tered nurse
(abbreviation: RN)

Definition of registered nurse in English:

noun

North American
A nurse who has graduated from a college’s nursing program or from a school of nursing and has passed a national licensing exam. Compare with practical nurse.

Definition of registered nurse in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈemyələs
adjective
seeking to emulate or imitate someone or something