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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Miller had become a licensed practical nurse that same year. Megan O'matz, sun-sentinel.com, "Bonds set for three employees charged in deaths at sweltering Hollywood nursing home," 27 Aug. 2019 The difference in pay between a nursing assistant and a licensed practical nurse is $10 per hour at Cerenity. Christopher Magan, Twin Cities, "With skilled workers hard to find, MN program helps companies train the workers they have," 5 July 2019 Cerenity is receiving $132,000 in grant money to help 18 employees become licensed practical nurses. Christopher Magan, Twin Cities, "With skilled workers hard to find, MN program helps companies train the workers they have," 5 July 2019 Aebersold became a licensed practical nurse in 2009, but her license expired on Oct. 31, 2018 and has not been renewed, according to a state registry. Robin Goist, cleveland.com, "Summit County nurse accused of stealing pain medications from Alliance nursing home," 14 June 2019 My mother was a homemaker and a licensed practical nurse who worked at the local hospital. Marc Myers, WSJ, "The Day Sugar Ray Leonard Nearly Drowned," 23 Oct. 2018 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

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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practical nurse

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English Language Learners Definition of practical nurse

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

practical nurse

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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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