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1. a person, usually a woman, who tends the sick, injured, or infirm
2. Zoology a worker in a colony of social insects that takes care of the larvae

What does it mean when you dream about a nurse?

Dreaming of a nurse suggests a need to be taken care of and to be healed. It also sometimes indicates a healing is in progress. This dream also implies that strained or unpleasant conditions are being set aright.

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The first childhood recollection she had of wanting to be a nurse was when her married sister's child contracted pneumonia, and a private duty nurse was hired.
She worked briefly as a private duty nurse in Southern Maine and, after having her son, she decided to stay at home and raise him.
She also was a registered nurse at Hahnemann Hospital and a private duty nurse.
Saurusaitis was a Registered Nurse 19 years for Memorial Hospital and then worked as a private duty nurse many years before she retired.
In 1948, she graduated from the Clinton Hospital School of Nursing, and worked as a Registered Nurse at various area hospitals, and also as a private duty nurse.