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n. a person trained and experienced in nursing matters and entrusted with the care of the sick and the carrying out of medical and surgical routines. In Britain, student nurses gain a diploma or degree in nursing and must undertake a specified period of training in a hospital approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council before qualifying for registration as a general nurse. See also community midwife, district nurse, health visitor, nurse practitioner, practice nurse, school nurse.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Opera.

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