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German translation: leitende Schwester

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English term or phrase:charge nurse
German translation:leitende Schwester
Entered by: Maya Jurt
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10:19 May 4, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
Medical - Human Resources
English term or phrase: charge nurse
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Sabine Schlottky
Germany
Local time: 13:41
leitende Schwester
Explanation:
A charge nurse is not necessarily just in charge of a department, there are charge nurses in the OR, in senior citizens' facilities, etc.
I'd say that leitende Schwester is the better term as it covers all areas in which a charge nurse can be active. I could swear that this has come up on ProZ before, but I can't seem to find it. :-(

HTH
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 04:41
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Summary of answers provided
naoberschwesterzapfsully
naleitende SchwesterUlrike Lieder
naStationsleiter
Astrid Elke Witte


  

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5 mins
Stationsleiter


Explanation:
A charge nurse is a nurse in charge of a ward, either male or female. Often the term "charge nurse" is used for a male nurse in charge of a ward, because a female nurse in charge of a ward is still usually called a "ward sister".

Astrid Elke Witte
Germany
Local time: 13:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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17 mins
leitende Schwester


Explanation:
A charge nurse is not necessarily just in charge of a department, there are charge nurses in the OR, in senior citizens' facilities, etc.
I'd say that leitende Schwester is the better term as it covers all areas in which a charge nurse can be active. I could swear that this has come up on ProZ before, but I can't seem to find it. :-(

HTH

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 04:41
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 4
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1 hr
oberschwester


Explanation:
nurse in charge, head nurse,

zapfsully
United States
Local time: 04:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman

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Feb 11, 2015 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Field (specific)(none) » Human Resources


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