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

Examples of practical nurse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His explorations may lead to the finding of our young heroines, but his constant, prolonged absences mean that their care falls to his long-suffering niece, Sylvia, and her ever-practical nurse, Nana. Sarah Schutte, National Review, 10 Oct. 2021 According to her obituary, Allen was educated at Wallace State Community College with the goal of becoming a registered practical nurse. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 27 Sep. 2021 Celina Sotomayor worked for 35 years at Prospect Hospital in the South Bronx, first as a telephone operator, then as a practical nurse. Ariane De Vogue, CNN, 26 July 2021 Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School in Taunton recently celebrated the graduation of its latest practical nurse program class. BostonGlobe.com, 13 July 2021 Licensed practical nurse Elizabeth Brown received about $4,500 in special hazard payments, about one-third of what Ms. Kovacs and Ms. Schiff-Heedles received, the records show. Christopher Weaver, WSJ, 6 June 2021 The executive order Kelly issued Wednesday suspends requirements that doctors supervise physician assistants, advanced practice practical nurses and licensed practical nurses. USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2020 Marguerite Culley, a practical nurse, and Elizabeth Beatty, a retired secretary, began making deliveries of food, medicine and schoolbooks to the sick. Roger Naylor, azcentral, 11 May 2020 Tamera Witherspoon, a 41-year-old licensed practical nurse who logged 50-hour weeks at the center, said staffing shortages were also a problem. Anchorage Daily News, 19 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of practical nurse

1921, in the meaning defined above

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13 Oct 2021

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“Practical nurse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/practical%20nurse. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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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- How to pronounce practical nurse (audio) \

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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