licensed vocational nurse


: a licensed practical nurse authorized to practice in the states of California or Texas

Examples of licensed vocational nurse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tapia is a licensed vocational nurse, one of seven or eight the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health dispatches each day to vaccinate people in their homes. Karen Kaplanscience and Medicine Editor, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2022 At the same time, Silva’s fiancee, Ashley Navarro, was working as a licensed vocational nurse at a local hospital, including on rotating shifts on a COVID-19 unit. Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, 23 July 2021 The mother of six was studying to be a licensed vocational nurse at Westchester College of Nursing and Allied Health in Los Angeles. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2021 In addition to working at a retirement home, Johnson was studying to become a licensed vocational nurse, according to the Times. Christine Pelisek,, 7 July 2021 The single mom lost her job as a licensed vocational nurse last April. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Apr. 2021 The licensed vocational nurse students are set to graduate in March. Laura Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Feb. 2021 Crystal Teal, a licensed vocational nurse, recently recounted that May day to my colleague Joe Mozingo. Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2020 Ebejer-Swineheart, a licensed vocational nurse and cancer care navigator, has been running the program since 2018 and spearheaded efforts to expand the program and tailor it to each patient’s needs. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of licensed vocational nurse was in 1953

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“Licensed vocational nurse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

licensed vocational nurse

licensed vo·​ca·​tion·​al nurse -vō-ˌkā-shən-ᵊl- How to pronounce licensed vocational nurse (audio)
: a licensed practical nurse authorized by license to practice in the states of California or Texas

called also LVN

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