- a fully trained nurse with an official state certificate of competence.；short for State Registered Nurse
noun: registered nurse, plural noun: registered nurses
- (in the UK) a nurse enrolled on a state register and more highly qualified than a State ...
- IPA[ˌrejəstərd ˈnərs]
- a nurse who has graduated from a college's nursing program or from a school of nursing and ...
Oxford American Dictionary