licensed practical nurse


Definition of licensed practical nurse

: a person who has undergone training and obtained a license (as from a state) conferring authorization to provide routine care for the sick

Examples of licensed practical nurse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Curtis is a licensed practical nurse at the clinic and has children and grandchildren. Katy Read, Star Tribune, "Fifth victim identified in Buffalo clinic shootings as medical assistant, mom of 3," 13 Feb. 2021 Allina late Wednesday afternoon identified one of the wounded as Sherry Curtis, a licensed practical nurse. Author: Paul Walsh, Anchorage Daily News, "Prosecution: Just before ambush, Minnesota clinic shooter recorded his intent ‘to inflict damage’," 11 Feb. 2021 It is given to a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse each month to recognize his or her efforts in delivering exceptional patient care., "Business briefs: Simmons honored at Taney Corp.; Frank receives hospital award; Full Day Enterprise ranks in in Angus registrations," 19 Oct. 2020 Dawn Wooten worked as a licensed practical nurse at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Georgia. Claire Zillman, Fortune, "Why one of the world’s few female bank CEOs decided to step down," 16 Sep. 2020 The claims come from whistleblower Dawn Wooten, a licensed practical nurse who worked at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Georgia for three years, the Intercept reports. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Democrats Will Investigate Whistleblower’s Claims of Forced Hysterectomies in ICE Custody," 16 Sep. 2020 The complaint to the Homeland Security Department's internal watchdog relies on accounts of Dawn Wooten, who worked full-time as a licensed practical nurse at the Irwin County Detention Center until July, when she was demoted to work as needed. CBS News, "Questionable hysterectomies and shoddy COVID care alleged at Georgia immigrant detention center," 15 Sep. 2020 Amanda Begay, a licensed practical nurse at UNHS' clinic in Monument Valley, 110 miles from Navajo Mountain, said that the severity of the pandemic on the Utah Navajo strip also took her and her colleagues by surprise. Zak Podmore, The Salt Lake Tribune, "The coronavirus has brought challenges to Utah’s rural Navajo Nation clinics, but also innovations," 13 Sep. 2020 Melinda Haschak, a licensed practical nurse in Connecticut, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee in late June that workers at her home still lack protective equipment. Olga Khazan, The Atlantic, "The U.S. Is Repeating Its Deadliest Pandemic Mistake," 6 July 2020

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First Known Use of licensed practical nurse

1951, in the meaning defined above

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27 Feb 2021

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“Licensed practical nurse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of licensed practical nurse

: a nurse who has completed a basic level of training and is licensed to provide routine care to sick people

licensed practical nurse


Medical Definition of licensed practical nurse

: a person who has undergone training and obtained a license (as from a state) to provide routine care for the sick

called also LPN

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