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Medical Term:

private duty nurse


  1. a nurse who is not a member of a hospital staff, but is hired by the client or client's family on a fee-for-service basis to care for the client;
  2. a nurse who specializes in the care of patients with diseases of a particular class, surgical cases, tuberculosis, children's diseases.

Synonym(s): private nurse

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