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

First Known Use of practical nurse

1921


PRACTICAL NURSE Defined for English Language Learners

practical nurse

noun

Definition of practical nurse for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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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