practical nurse

noun

Definition of practical nurse 

: a nurse who cares for the sick professionally without having the training or experience required of a registered nurse especially : licensed practical nurse

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The state Attorney General’s Office on May 10 charged Christann S. Gainey, 30, a temporary licensed practical nurse, with neglect of a care-dependent person and involuntary manslaughter in McMaster’s death. Harold Brubaker, Philly.com, "Pa. Health Department on McMaster death at Cathedral Village: deficient fall prevention and no resuscitation attempts," 2 June 2018 Also, staff did not begin CPR on the resident until 10 minutes after the resident was observed by a licensed practical nurse to have no pulse, DPH said. courant.com, "Six Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care," 13 June 2018 One of the outside workers, a licensed practical nurse, made seven medication errors on the morning of April 10, contributing to the facility’s 19.44 percent medication error rate, far above the regulatory limit of 5 percent. Harold Brubaker, Philly.com, "Lax oversight of temporary staff at nursing home where Herbert R. McMaster Sr. died last month," 22 May 2018 Abdul-Khabir, 57, is a security guard at a local Save-A-Lot and Muhammad, 28, is a licensed practical nurse. Stephanie Farr, Philly.com, "KNOCK IT OFF Cops pull abrasive & costly game of ding-dong ditch on this family," 7 June 2018 Four years later, Katz, a licensed practical nurse at the hospital, testified in a deposition that a male nursing assistant had shoved her into a linen closet and groped her and subjected her to an onslaught of lewd comments. Christina Jewett, chicagotribune.com, "The #MeToo movement hits the medical field," 25 Mar. 2018 Four years later, Katz, a licensed practical nurse at the hospital, testified in a deposition that a male nursing assistant had shoved her into a linen closet and groped her and subjected her to an onslaught of lewd comments. Christina Jewett, chicagotribune.com, "The #MeToo movement hits the medical field," 25 Mar. 2018 Staff discovered him on the floor bleeding from a small cut on the side of his head, after which the licensed practical nurse, Christann Gainey, directed that he be put in a wheelchair and taken out to the lobby. Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN, "Nurse charged in the death of H.R. McMaster's father," 10 May 2018 Four years later, Katz, a licensed practical nurse at the hospital, testified in a deposition that a male nursing assistant had shoved her into a linen closet and groped her and subjected her to an onslaught of lewd comments. Christina Jewett, chicagotribune.com, "The #MeToo movement hits the medical field," 25 Mar. 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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practical nurse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of practical nurse

: a nurse who cares for sick people but does not have as much training or experience as a registered nurse

practical nurse

noun
prac·ti·cal nurse | \ˈprak-ti-kəl- \

Medical Definition of practical nurse 

: a nurse who cares for the sick professionally without having the training or experience required of a registered nurse especially : licensed practical nurse

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