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Here is a list of the top 200 English vocabulary items for the nursing / health-care industry. This selection of vocabulary is based on the Occupational Handbook provided by the United States Department of Labor.

  1. Accelerated
  2. Accredited
  3. Acute
  4. Adequate
  5. Administer
  6. Administered
  7. Administration
  8. Adn
  9. Advanced
  10. Advances
  11. Advice
  12. Agencies
  13. Aides
  14. Ambulatory
  15. Anatomy
  16. Anesthesia
  17. Anesthetists
  18. Approved
  19. Assist
  20. Assistance
  21. Assistant
  22. Assistants
  23. Bathing
  24. Blood
  25. Board
  26. Bsn
  27. Cancer
  28. Care
  29. Career
  30. Caring
  31. Centers
  32. Certified
  33. Clinical
  34. Clinics
  35. Columbia
  36. Communication
  37. Conditions
  38. Consulting
  39. Continuing
  40. Council
  41. Credentialing
  42. Critical
  43. Demand
  44. Determined
  45. Diabetes
  46. Diagnoses
  47. Diagnostic
  48. Difficulty
  49. Diploma
  50. Disabilities
  51. Disease
  52. Diseases
  53. Disorders
  54. District
  55. Dressing
  56. Duties
  57. Educational
  58. Elderly
  59. Eligibility
  60. Emergency
  61. Emotional
  62. Entry
  63. Environment
  64. Exam
  65. Examination
  66. Facilities
  67. Facility
  68. Faculty
  69. Follow
  70. Formally
  71. Geriatrics
  72. Gerontology
  73. Health
  74. Hold
  75. Home
  76. Hospital
  77. Hospitals
  78. Illness
  79. Illnesses
  80. Increase
  81. Infectious
  82. Injections
  83. Injuries
  84. Injury
  85. Internal
  86. Junior
  87. Laboratory
  88. Level
  89. License
  90. Licensed
  91. Licensure
  92. Lpns
  93. Manage
  94. Medical
  95. Medication
  96. Medications
  97. Medicine
  98. Members
  99. Mental
  100. Midwives
  101. Monitor
  102. Monitoring
  103. Moving
  104. Msn
  105. Nature
  106. Nclex
  107. Neonatology
  108. Nights
  109. Nurse
  110. Nurses
  111. Nursing
  112. Nutrition
  113. Obtain
  114. Offer
  115. Offices
  116. Older
  117. Oncology
  118. Order
  119. Outpatient
  120. Pa
  121. Pas
  122. Pass
  123. Paths
  124. Patient
  125. Patients
  126. Pediatrics
  127. Pharmacology
  128. Physical
  129. Physician
  130. Physicians
  131. Physiology
  132. Plan
  133. Planning
  134. Postoperative
  135. Practical
  136. Practice
  137. Practitioners
  138. Prenatal
  139. Prepare
  140. Prescribe
  141. Preventive
  142. Primary
  143. Procedures
  144. Program
  145. Prospects
  146. Provide
  147. Providers
  148. Psychiatric
  149. Public
  150. Qualified
  151. Radiation
  152. Rapid
  153. Record
  154. Registered
  155. Rehabilitation
  156. Remain
  157. Report
  158. Residential
  159. Response
  160. Retaining
  161. Rn
  162. Rns
  163. Routine
  164. Rural
  165. Scope
  166. Section
  167. Serve
  168. Services
  169. Setting
  170. Settings
  171. Signs
  172. Skin
  173. Specialists
  174. Specialize
  175. Specialized
  176. Specializing
  177. Specialties
  178. Specialty
  179. Specific
  180. Staff
  181. Students
  182. Supervised
  183. Supervising
  184. Supervision
  185. Surgeons
  186. Surgery
  187. Surgical
  188. Team
  189. Term
  190. Tests
  191. Therapeutic
  192. Therapy
  193. Training
  194. Treat
  195. Treatment
  196. Types
  197. Units
  198. Varies
  199. Vocational
  200. Walking
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