Definitions for "Charge nurse"
Keywords:  lpn, nurse, supervises, shift, staff
nurse in charge of the unit when they are on duty. Contact the charge nurse if you have any questions concerning your family member.
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) who is responsible for supervising the aides of a given unit, dispensing medication, providing patient care, etc.
A registered or licensed practical or vocational nurse assigned to be in charge of a nursing unit.