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)
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Figueroa was able to transfer the retired nurse's valid licensed practical nurse number into her own name and have it sent to her address.
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Tatayana Karadobrii received Goodwill's Outstanding Achievement Award for her persistence and dedication in studying to become a licensed practical nurse.
A licensed physician can only delegate the ablative or non-ablative procedure duties to a licensed practical nurse, registered professional nurse, or other personnel if that individual has received the appropriate training, education, and experience in the safe and effective use of the systems used, and the physician has documentation of the training.
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ANBLPN-NANB Collaboration Document: Working together: A framework for the Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse.
This finding remained constant if the staffing variable was measured in terms of Registered Nurse care, Licensed Practical Nurse care, Certified Nursing Assistant care, or total nursing staff hours per resident per day.
The professions included licensed practical nurse, auto mechanic, research and development product manager for industrial cleaning products, dental office assistant, snack bar employee at a beach club, beauty salon owner and operator, apple orchard and fruit stand owner, secretary at a university alumni hall, bus person at a restaurant, video store clerk, professional mover, convenience store assistant manager, pizza restaurant server, meteorologist, and land surveyor.
They were understandably overjoyed to learn that they would at last have a child -- only to become gravely concerned when Shirley, a licensed practical nurse, was exposed to German Measles during the first trimester.

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