a person who has not graduated from an accredited school of nursing but whose vocation is caring for the sick.
Manor vs. MannerA manor is a mansion or stately home. A manner is a characteristic way of doing something. These words are homophones (words that sound the same but have different meanings), so it’s easy to mix them up. Manor In the context of a feudal system, manor referred to an estate or territorial unit consisting of a lord’s home and lands. In other words, the area …
Compare licensed practical nurse.
Origin of practical nurse
First recorded in 1920–25
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Medicine definitions for practical nurse
[ prăk′tĭ-kəl ]
A licensed practical nurse.
A person who has had practical experience in nursing care but who is not a graduate of a degree program in nursing.
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