licensed practical nurse

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li·censed practical nurse

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′

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
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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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HARRISBURG Family and friends filled Joseph Deaton Gymnasium on Friday, May 10 at Southeastern Illinois College as the Associate Degree Nursing and Licensed Practical Nursing classes of 2019 proudly accepted pins from their clinical instructors.
After passing the state practical nursing board exam, he also earning an associate degree in nursing, a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degree in business administration.
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The Salina Journal reports that Salina Area Technical College announced plans Monday to begin a one-year practical nursing program with a 40-student capacity beginning fall 2018, followed by a two-year associate in nursing degree program in fall 2019.
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UPTON -- As parents, children, family, and friends looked on with pride, the Blackstone Valley Tech Post-Secondary Practical Nursing class of 2015 recently celebrated its graduation.
Thea has been in nursing education for 37 years, most of them at Tulsa Technology Center in the Practical Nursing Program.
Table 4 presents simple DID estimates of the effects of the adoption of mandatory licensing on participation in registered and practical nursing. As shown in Table 4, both practical and registered nurses represented less than one percent of the labor force, although their shares increased slightly over the sample period.
Background, Increased competition for clinical sites pressured a practical nursing program to explore alternative placement solutions.
In her fourth and final year she won both awards given to the fourth year nurse for Theory and Practical Nursing, making her one of only four nurses to receive both awards.
At Confederation College in Thunder Bay, the intake of students couldn't possibly get any higher, according to Michael Scarcello, co-ordinator of the practical nursing program.

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