licensed practical nurse

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li·censed practical nurse

(lī′sənst)
n. Abbr. LPN
A nurse who has completed a practical nursing program and is licensed by a state to provide routine patient care under the direction of a registered nurse or a physician.

li′censed prac′tical nurse′


n.
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
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.licensed practical nurse - a nurse who has enough training to be licensed by a state to provide routine care for the sick
nurse - one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)