Definition of Head nurse
1. Noun. The person in charge of nursing in a medical institution.
Medical Definition of Head nurse
1. A nurse administratively responsible for a designated hospital unit on a 24 hour basis. Synonym: charge nurse. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Head nurse
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1. Nursing Problems and Obligations by Sara E. Parsons (1916)
"More than any other one person, the head nurse of a ward has an opportunity for influential work. ... As for the nurses, the head nurse has an opportunity ..."
2. Women of Canada: Their Life and Work by National Council of Women of Canada (1900)
"Training and Nurses' Home, 4 nurses ; Lady Supt. or head nurse, Miss Barbara Haggart; President, Hon. Lady Supt. or head nurse, Miss Charlotte Eastwood ..."
3. Public Health Nursing by Mary Sewall Gardner (1916)
"For the general work the city is divided into large districts, each district in charge of a head nurse, with an assistant head nurse, and as many floating ..."
4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1910)
"I first undertook the experiment with the friend of the head nurse, and judging by the ... The head nurse was next examined; she showed marked excitement, ..."
5. The Evolution of Public Health Nursing by Annie M. Brainard (1922)
"In each district is a head nurse, an assistant head nurse, the requisite number of ... The head nurse is held responsible for everything in her district, ..."
6. The History of the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1751-1895 by Thomas George Morton, Frank Woodbury (1897)
"Nurses must not, under any circumstances, leave the Hospital without a pass, bearing the signature of the head nurse. 4. Nurses are not allowed to visit any ..."