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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