register nurse or registered nurse?

Which one is it?

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    The proper title in the US is "registered nurse". This indicates that you are _licensed to practice_ nursing in a state; it's a legal designation.

    BTW, it's possible to have a BSN (bachelor of science in nursing), and NOT be a registered nurse. All that the BSN means is that you survived a university-level program and graduated with a college degree. You still have to pass "nursing boards" before you can be licensed in a state or states and perform nursing tasks.

    Source(s): I'm an RN.
  • 1 decade ago

    No.2

  • 1 decade ago

    The term is registered nurse. Registered refers to holding a license with the state due to the level of education needed. Why?

  • Rhonda
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Registered nurse. They are a licensed professional, regulated by a state board of nursing.

    Source(s): Best friend is a nurse
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  • Sarah
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Maybe 'staff nurse' is a stage before one can become a 'registered nurse'! I think you need to get a nursing degree!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    registered nurse (RN). register nurse just doesn't sound right does it.with the ed it makes more since.you can always look online , and in a dictionary to find the correct spelling.my mom always told me don't ask before you try to get it yourself.

    Source(s): personal experience
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    registered

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    registered!

  • 1 decade ago

    registered.

  • 1 decade ago

    REGISTERED

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