practical nurse


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practical nurse

n.
1. A licensed practical nurse.
2. A person who has had practical experience in nursing care but who is not a graduate of a degree program in nursing.

prac′tical nurse′


n.
a person with less training than a registered nurse whose occupation is caring for the sick.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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)
Translations

practical nurse

n (US) → ˜ Hilfsschwester f
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The State Board of Nursing examines and licenses registered and practical nurses.
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.
As shown in the fifth row of Panel B, the ratio of 1949 to 1959 practical nurse wages is similar in both treatment and control states.
A licensed professional nurse and a licensed practical nurse may now hold a license issued by the Board of Nursing as well as a registration as a direct-entry midwife To be registered as a directentry midwife, the licensed professional nurse and the licensed practical nurse must meet all of the requirements to become a registered direct-entry midwife.
The second section describes three nursing occupations that are available in nearly all of these facilities: nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, and nurse assessment coordinator.
Although the heightened demand for practical nurses has decreased, it is only because organizations have seen their staff go from critical shortages to manageable ones, said Meghan Beach, clinical recruiter for the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre.
At the Yellowhead Tribal Educational Centre in west Edmonton, 11 Aboriginal students are enrolled in the Aboriginal Practical Nurse program.
In fact, the new nursing law contains a savings provision stating: "Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the delegation of tasks or duties by a physician, dentist, or podiatrist to a licensed practical nurse, a registered professional nurse, or other persons.
7% of nurses are self-identified as being dissatisfied at work; the total varied by nurse type (registered nurse, licensed practical nurse or registered psychiatric nurse).
NCLEX-PN" is a thoroughly 'user friendly' test exam preparation manual and strongly recommended for any nursing student preparing for their Practical Nurse licencing test.
ca) supported the utilization of their members in acute care settings by developing an Advanced License Practical Nurse designation (College of Licensed Practice Nurses of Manitoba, 2007).
Anamarc Educational Institute, VN Army Practical Nurse Course - Phase II at Tacoma, WA, Practical Nurse Course Concorde Career Institute, VN St.

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