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Matron vs. Nurse — What's the Difference?

Matron vs. Nurse — What's the Difference?

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Matron

Matron is the job title of a very senior or the chief nurse in several countries, including the United Kingdom, its former colonies, such as India, and also the Republic of Ireland. The chief nurse, in other words the person in charge of nursing in a hospital and the head of the nursing staff, is also known as the senior nursing officer, matron, nursing officer, or clinical nurse manager in UK English; the head nurse or director of nursing in US English, and the nursing superintendent or matron in Indian English, among other countries in the Commonwealth of Nations.In the United Kingdom, matrons today "have powers over budgets, catering and cleaning as well as being in charge of nurses" and "have the powers to withhold payments from catering and cleaning services if they don't think they are giving the best service to the NHS." Historically, matrons supervised the hospital as a whole but today, they are in-charge of supervising two or three wards.The chief nurse is a registered nurse who supervises the care of all the patients at a health care facility.
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Nurse

A person trained to provide medical care for the sick or disabled, especially one who is licensed and works in a hospital or physician's office.
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Matron

A married woman or a widow, especially a mother of dignity, mature age, and established social position.
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Nurse

A person employed to take care of a young child.
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Matron

A woman who acts as a supervisor or monitor in a public institution, such as a school, hospital, or prison.
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Nurse

A woman employed to suckle children other than her own; a wet nurse.
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Matron

A mature or elderly woman.
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Nurse

One that serves as a nurturing or fostering influence or means
"Town life is the nurse of civilization" (C.L.R. James).
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Matron

A wife or a widow, especially, one who has borne children.
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Nurse

(Zoology) A worker ant or bee that feeds and cares for the colony's young.
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Matron

A woman of staid or motherly manners.
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Nurse

To serve as a nurse for
Nursed the patient back to health.
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Matron

A housekeeper, especially, a woman who manages the domestic economy of a public institution.
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Nurse

To cause or allow to take milk from the breast or teat
A mother nursing her baby.
Whales nursing their young.
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Matron

A senior female nurse in an establishment, especially a hospital or school.
The matron of a school or hospital
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Nurse

To try to cure by special care or treatment
Nurse a cough with various remedies.
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Matron

(US) A female prison officer.
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Nurse

To treat carefully, especially in order to prevent pain
He nursed his injured knee by shifting his weight to the other leg.
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Matron

A wife or a widow, especially, one who has borne children; a woman of staid or motherly manners.
Your wives, your daughters,Your matrons, and your maids.
Grave from her cradle, insomuch that she was a matron before she was a mother.
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Nurse

To manage or guide carefully; look after with care; foster
Nursed her business through the depression.
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Matron

A housekeeper; esp., a woman who manages the domestic economy of a public instution; a head nurse in a hospital; as, the matron of a school or hospital.
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Nurse

To bear privately in the mind
Nursing a grudge.
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Matron

A married woman (usually middle-aged with children) who is staid and dignified
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Nurse

To consume slowly, especially in order to conserve
Nursed one drink all evening.
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Matron

A wardress in a prison
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Nurse

To serve as a nurse.
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Matron

A woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution
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Nurse

To take milk from the breast or teat; suckle
The baby is nursing. Puppies nurse for a few weeks.
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Nurse

To feed an offspring from the breast or teat
A mother who's nursing.
What to feed cows when they're nursing.
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Nurse

(archaic) A wet nurse.
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Nurse

A person (usually a woman) who takes care of other people’s young.
They hired a nurse to care for their young boy.
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Nurse

A person trained to provide care for the sick.
The nurse made her rounds through the hospital ward.
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Nurse

(figurative) One who, or that which, brings up, rears, causes to grow, trains, or fosters.
Eton College has been called "the chief nurse of England's statesmen".
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Nurse

(horticulture) A shrub or tree that protects a young plant.
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Nurse

(nautical) A lieutenant or first officer who takes command when the captain is unfit for his place.
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Nurse

A larva of certain trematodes, which produces cercariae by asexual reproduction.
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Nurse

A nurse shark or dogfish.
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Nurse

(transitive) To breastfeed: to feed (a baby) at the breast; to suckle.
She believes that nursing her baby will make him strong and healthy.
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Nurse

(intransitive) To breastfeed: to be fed at the breast.
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Nurse

(transitive) To care for (someone), especially in sickness; to tend to.
She nursed him back to health.
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Nurse

(transitive) To treat kindly and with extra care.
She nursed the rosebush and that season it bloomed.
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Nurse

(transitive) To manage with care and economy.
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Nurse

(transitive) To drink slowly, to make it last.
Rob was nursing a small beer.
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Nurse

(transitive) To foster, to nourish.
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Nurse

To hold closely to one's chest
Would you like to nurse the puppy?
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Nurse

To strike (billiard balls) gently, so as to keep them in good position during a series of shots.
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Nurse

One who nourishes; a person who supplies food, tends, or brings up; as: (a) A woman who has the care of young children; especially, one who suckles an infant not her own. (b) A person, especially a woman, who has the care of the sick or infirm.
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Nurse

One who, or that which, brings up, rears, causes to grow, trains, fosters, or the like.
The nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise.
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Nurse

A lieutenant or first officer, who is the real commander when the captain is unfit for his place.
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Nurse

A peculiar larva of certain trematodes which produces cercariæ by asexual reproduction. See Cercaria, and Redia.
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Nurse

To nourish; to cherish; to foster
Sons wont to nurse their parents in old age.
Him in Egerian groves Aricia bore,And nursed his youth along the marshy shore.
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Nurse

To bring up; to raise, by care, from a weak or invalid condition; to foster; to cherish; - applied to plants, animals, and to any object that needs, or thrives by, attention.
By what hands [has vice] been nursed into so uncontrolled a dominion?
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Nurse

To manage with care and economy, with a view to increase; as, to nurse our national resources.
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Nurse

To caress; to fondle, as a nurse does.
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Nurse

One skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
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Nurse

A woman who is the custodian of children
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Nurse

Try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury;
He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs
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Nurse

Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings);
Bear a grudge
Entertain interesting notions
Harbor a resentment
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Nurse

Serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people
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Nurse

Treat carefully;
He nursed his injured back by liyng in bed several hours every afternoon
He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly
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Nurse

Give suck to;
The wetnurse suckled the infant
You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places
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