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 In her younger years, Beale worked as a licensed practical nurse in Washington, DC, the release noted. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 29 May 2022 Gorham was inspired to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) by the healthcare workers who cared for her dad, who died of pancreatic cancer at 40. David Williams, CNN, 22 Jan. 2022 According to the Alabama Board of Nursing, Mirauri became a licensed practical nurse in 2013 and his license is now revoked. Carol Robinson |, al, 10 Feb. 2022 DeVuono, a nurse practitioner, and Urraro, a licensed practical nurse, received Covid-19 vaccines, vaccination cards and medical syringes from the New York State Department of Health, prosecutors said. NBC News, 31 Jan. 2022 Once upon a time, nearly all nurses got a single one-year qualification—known as the LPN, or licensed practical nurse—and spent their entire career at one or two facilities. Fortune, 21 Dec. 2021 At the Salem campus, the hospital currently has about 13% of its nursing positions vacant, including a quarter of its licensed practical nurse positions. oregonlive, 4 Dec. 2021 In 2019, 421 completed licensed practical nurse or RN programs. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 13 Nov. 2021 Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse, was fired by Hacienda after his arrest and has since given up his nursing license. CBS News, 3 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of licensed practical nurse

1951, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jun 2022

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“Licensed practical nurse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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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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