licensed practical nurse

noun
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

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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First Known Use of licensed practical nurse

1951


LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE Defined for English Language Learners

licensed practical nurse

noun

Definition of licensed practical nurse for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

licensed practical nurse

noun

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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