licensed practical nurse


noun

a person who has graduated from an accredited school of nursing and has become licensed to provide basic nursing care under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse. Abbreviation: LPN

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Origin of licensed practical nurse

First recorded in 1950–55

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Medical definitions for licensed practical nurse

licensed practical nurse
[ līsənst ]

n.

A nurse who has completed a practical nursing program and is licensed by a state to provide routine patient care under the direction of a registered nurse or a physician.
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