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English definition of “senior nursing officer”

senior nursing officer

noun [C]     UK (UK old-fashioned matron)
the person in charge of all the nurses in a hospital Doctors and health workers generally
(Definition of senior nursing officer noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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