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Jessica Neddersen

QUIZ: Common Terms Every Nurse Should Know

How well do you think you understand medical terms that are used by nurses? Take our quiz and find out!

Every profession has technical terms that are specific to those who work in that area, and nursing is no exception. These terms do not come naturally and must be discovered through personal learning, classes, hands-on work experience and/or communication with other nurses and medical professionals.

How well do you think you understand medical terms that are often used by nurses? Take our quiz below and put your nursing knowledge to the test. Maybe you can start to critique shows like House, Scrubs or Grey’s Anatomy.


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