first-level nurses

first-level nurses

A general term for the nurses who comprise the majority of the registered nurses in the UK, who formerly bore such titles as RGN (registered general nurse), RSCN (registered sick children's nurse), RMN (registered mental nurse), and RNMH (registered nurse for the mentally handicapped).
References in periodicals archive ?
Nursing practice should be informed by the best available evidence, but should all first-level nurses be competent at research appraisal and utilisation?
CGFNS requires that four content areas (adult health, maternal, pediatric, and psychiatric nursing) be present in the curriculum that prepare first-level nurses (professionals such as registered nurses) before it can certify the eligibility for a foreign nursing school graduate to sit for the CGFNS certification exam.