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

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Recent Examples on the Web District 1199 of the Service Employees International Union, which represents registered nurses and licensed practical nurses at the hospital, said Thursday that the contract would help recruit and retain nurses in a competitive market., "Jet2 sends big bill to passenger for flight return to London," 19 July 2019 The hospital will cover all tuition and costs for participants to work toward becoming a medical assistant, respiratory therapist, EEG technician or licensed practical nurse. Robin Goist,, "Akron Children’s Hospital, Stark State expand tuition-reimbursement program for hospital workers," 16 July 2019 The company is seeking mostly registered nurses (RN), home health aides and licensed practical nurses (LPN). Ron Hurtibise,, "Health care company seeking to fill 400 positions in Florida," 1 July 2019 Others include teachers, licensed practical nurses, carpenters, electricians, school social workers and many other professions. Larry Barszewski,, "Most South Florida renters take on more than they can afford," 17 Apr. 2018 Williams-Morgan said recent nursing graduates with experience in the medical and surgical areas will be considered for positions as well as licensed practical nurses. Maria Clark,, "New Orleans VA hospital is looking to hire 107 registered nurses," 7 Mar. 2018 Current openings at Hospice of Cincinnati include advance nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, personal care specialists (STNA), unit coordinators and referral center coordinators., "The Best Job Ever? Why Hospice Employees Love Their Jobs," 5 Mar. 2018 Insurance agents saw wages increase 5.3% to $42,729 and licensed practical nurses saw their pay grow by 3.4% to $42,091, according to Glassdoor. Daniel B. Kline, USA TODAY, "Seasonal demand: Wages for U.S. workers growing, albeit slowly," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of licensed practical nurse

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Licensed practical nurse.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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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

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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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