visiting nurse
noun Date: 1918 a nurse employed by a hospital or social-service agency to perform public health services and especially to visit and provide care for sick persons in a community

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  • visiting nurse — n a nurse employed (as by a hospital or social service agency) to perform public health services and esp. to visit and provide care for sick persons in a community called also public health nurse * * * see public health n …   Medical dictionary

  • visiting nurse — ☆ visiting nurse n. a registered nurse employed by a community to promote public health, esp. by giving nursing care to the sick in their homes …   English World dictionary

  • visiting nurse — {n.} A nurse who goes from home to home taking care of sick people or giving help with other health problems. * /After John returned home from the hospital, the visiting nurse came each day to change his bandages./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • visiting nurse — {n.} A nurse who goes from home to home taking care of sick people or giving help with other health problems. * /After John returned home from the hospital, the visiting nurse came each day to change his bandages./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • visiting\ nurse — noun A nurse who goes from home to home taking care of sick people or giving help with other health problems. After John returned home from the hospital, the visiting nurse came each day to change his bandages …   Словарь американских идиом

  • visiting nurse — vis′iting nurse′ n. bus a registered nurse employed by a social service agency to give medical care to the sick in their homes or to implement other public health programs • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • visiting nurse — noun a nurse who is paid to visit the sick in their homes • Hypernyms: ↑nurse …   Useful english dictionary

  • visiting nurse — a registered nurse employed by a social service agency to give medical care to the sick in their homes or to implement other public health programs. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • visiting nurse — medical assistant which does house visits to the sick …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nurse — Synonyms and related words: LPN, RN, advance, aliment, amah, apprentice, attend, attend to, ayah, baby, baby sit, bandage, bathe, bear, bosom, break, break in, breast feed, breed, bring up, care for, chaperon, charge nurse, cherish, cling to,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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