licensed practical nurse
noun Date: 1951 a person who has undergone training and obtained a license (as from a state) conferring authorization to provide routine care for the sick

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  • licensed practical nurse — n a person who has undergone training and obtained a license (as from a state) to provide routine care for the sick called also LPN * * * (LPN), licensed vocational nurse a graduate of a school of practical nursing whose qualifications have been… …   Medical dictionary

  • licensed practical nurse — n. see PRACTICAL NURSE: also (in Calif. & Tex.) licensed vocational nurse …   English World dictionary

  • Licensed practical nurse — Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are also known as licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) in California and Texas and as registered practical nurses (RPNs) in Ontario, Canada. They are called enrolled nurses (ENs) in Australia and New Zealand and as… …   Wikipedia

  • licensed practical nurse — noun a nurse who has enough training to be licensed by a state to provide routine care for the sick • Syn: ↑LPN, ↑practical nurse • Hypernyms: ↑nurse * * * noun : a person trained and licensed (as by a state) to provide routine care for the sick… …   Useful english dictionary

  • licensed practical nurse — li′censed prac′tical nurse′ n. med a person who has completed a program in nursing and is licensed to provide basic care under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse Abbr.: LPN • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • licensed practical nurse — a person who has graduated from an accredited school of nursing and has become licensed to provide basic nursing care under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse. Abbr.: LPN [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • licensed vocational nurse — licensed vo·ca·tion·al nurse vō .kā shən əl n a licensed practical nurse authorized by license to practice in the states of California or Texas called also LVN …   Medical dictionary

  • licensed vocational nurse — noun : a licensed practical nurse authorized by license to practice in California or Texas abbreviation LVN * * * a person with specified training who has become licensed to provide vocational assistance to patients. Abbr.: LVN …   Useful english dictionary

  • practical nurse — ☆ practical nurse n. a nurse with less training than a registered nurse, often one licensed by the state (licensed practical nurse or licensed vocational nurse) for certain specified nursing duties …   English World dictionary

  • practical nurse — practical ,nurse noun count AMERICAN a nurse in the U.S. with less training than a REGISTERED NURSE, whose job is to provide ordinary care for people who are sick or disabled: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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