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jefe de enfermería

Discussion in 'Medical Terminology' started by Mayday2008, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Mayday2008 Senior Member

    Cuba, Español
    Good afternoon,
    I need to know how you say jefe de enfermería in English
    "Antonio era jefe de enfermería del único hospital provincial de Pinar del Río"

    My English attempt:
    "Antonio was infirmary chief of the only provincial hospital of Pinar del Río."

    Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. KipHansen Junior Member

    USA English
    If he is the jefe of the nurses (enfermeras), it would be "Head of Nursing" or maybe "Director of Nursing".

    If he is the director or head of the infirmary (the place or unit where sick people are seen by doctors)....then "Director of the Infirmary".

    Kip
     
  3. Mayday2008 Senior Member

    Cuba, Español
    Thanks a lot dear KipHansen, in that case he is "Head of Nursing".
     
  4. fsabroso

    fsabroso Moderadiólogo

    South Texas
    Perú / Castellano
    Hola:

    En el hospital donde trabajo: "Chief Nursing officer"
     
  5. Mayday2008 Senior Member

    Cuba, Español
    Thanks dear fsabroso!!!!
     
  6. Tezzaluna

    Tezzaluna Senior Member

    Olympia, Washington, USA
    US English and Costa Rica Spanish
    Hola Queridísima,

    Head Nurse.

    Tezza
     
  7. Mayday2008 Senior Member

    Cuba, Español
    Thanks my dearest, I was already missing you!!!!
     
  8. Tezzaluna

    Tezzaluna Senior Member

    Olympia, Washington, USA
    US English and Costa Rica Spanish
    Dearest May,

    You're most welcome!

    TZ
     
  9. Gatica1038 New Member

    Miami
    USA-English
    "Head nurse" is correct
     
  10. KipHansen Junior Member

    USA English
    In the hospitals in Los Angeles, which means American system, there is a difference between the "Head Nurse" and the "Head of Nursing" (which is alternately called "Director of Nursing" --- in my experience, some hospitals have both. The Head Nurse is usually the senior nurse
    , but is not always the administrator in charge of all nursing - which position is called Director (or Head) of Nursing.

    For what it is worth.

    Kip
     

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