practical nurse

(redirected from practical nurses)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to practical nurses: LPN, LPN/LVN

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Developed in collaboration with the Worldwide Instructional Design System (WIDS), a nonprofit organization that provides curriculum-design software, consulting and training services, the unique nursing program allows students to become practical nurses after one year and associate-degree nurses after two years, without overlap or repeating credits.
It will be published six times a year for practical nurses. An annual subscription costs $23 for individuals and $79 for institutions.
* Staffing of SNFs usually consists of registered nurses, nursing assistants, licensed vocational nurses and licensed practical nurses;
For example, severe nursing shortages are prompting Utah officials to test a pilot program involving geriatric managers, licensed practical nurses who will have enhanced nursing rights and responsibilities.
The FairPay rules also strengthen the overtime pay protection for manual laborers and other "blue-collar" workers, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, emergency-room medical technicians and licensed practical nurses.
The new regulations also cover a host of other overtime issues, including stronger overtime protections for blue-collar workers, police and fire officers, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and licensed practical nurses. The final overtime regulations and an online seminar covering key topics on the new rules are available on the DOL's Web site at www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/whd/fairpay/main.htm.
Developed in collaboration with the Worldwide Instructional Design System (WIDS), a nonprofit organization that provides curriculum-design software, consulting, and training services, this nursing program allows students to become practical nurses after one year and associate degree graduates, eligible for RN licensure, after two years.
ACCORDING TO NEW NATIONAL DATA FROM THE National Housing Conference (NHC), Washington, D.C., entitled Paycheck to Paycheck: Wages and the Cost of Housing in America, none of America's elementary school teachers, police officers, licensed practical nurses, retail salespersons or janitors would qualify to purchase a median-priced home based on median income.
The first class began in October, and graduates include licensed practical nurses Jone Bohl and Maxine Fain and registered nurses Cindra Henry and Terrie Wilkey.
Following a brief section providing background information, 23 questions and answers are grouped into the following categories: (1) general (e.g., what nursing services are included and excluded under the program, student eligibility, and medication administration); (2) providers (e.g., who can provide Medicaid-reimbursable services, required supervision of licensed practical nurses and school health aides); and (3) service and documentation requirements (e.g., Medicaid requirements in the student's record, the diagnosis statement, referencing the need for a Medicaid-reimbursable nursing service on the individualized education plan, and logging of service documentation).
AHCA recommends that President Bush and Congress work to add 60,000 new licensed practical nurses and registered nurses to the profession by next year, and 250,000 new certified nursing assistants.
The broadcast is intended for nurses in all areas of nursing practice (nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and student nurses), physicians, and other health-care professionals whose work involves environmental health concerns.

Full browser ?