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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Gregg Fozard, Physician; Darla Luke, Billing Clerk; Elizabeth Werger, Dietary Aide/Cook; Michelle Ray, Laboratory Technologist; Denise Gielow, Licensed Practical Nurse.
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 then submitted a false resume to the Golden Living Center in Fitchburg and obtained employment there as a licensed practical nurse. Ms.
First, while for the wage regression we restricted our sample to individuals who were gainfully employed as either a registered or practical nurse, to estimate equation (4) we include in our sample all individuals who were in the labor force, regardless of occupation.
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.
The Minnesota Board of Nursing revoked his practical nurse licence following allegations that he assisted several suicides over a four year period.
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.

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