Definition of Nurse assistant
Nurse assistant: A person who has completed a brief health care training program and who provides support services for RNs and LPNs. Also known as an orderly or, when certified by a state agency, a certified nurse aide (CNA).
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012
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