registered nurse
noun Date: 1896 a graduate trained nurse who has been licensed by a state authority after qualifying for registration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • registered nurse — A nurse accepted, after an examination, as qualified by education and training, and registered as such …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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