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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Henson said the facility was understaffed and employed significantly more licensed practical nurses than registered nurses, despite the fact that registered nurses are the only health care providers allowed to perform a nursing assessment under North Carolina law.
* Sutherland received his certified nursing assistant training at Seven HealthCare Academy in Tempe, Arizona, in 2005, and completed his licensed practical nurse training at Fortis College in Phoenix in 2011, USA Today reported.
Figueroa when she carried out the duties of a licensed practical nurse without the proper training.
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Christian is a licensed practical nurse who focuses on caring for older people.
With the goal of increasing our AzNA membership so that we can have a stronger voice in our state, the Arizona Nurse will be distributed to every licensed Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse in the state, reaching over 81,000 nurses.
Advanced Correctional started in January and has a registered nurse on staff during the weekdays and a licensed practical nurse on nights and weekends, Smith said.
Tatayana Karadobrii received Goodwill's Outstanding Achievement Award for her persistence and dedication in studying to become a licensed practical nurse. While working full-time jobs, she studied English, reading, writing and computers at Goodwill and then enrolled in a nursing program at Bellingham Technical College.
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.
* 11.4% to 13.7% 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).

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