a person who has not graduated from an accredited school of nursing but whose vocation is caring for the sick.
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Compare licensed practical nurse.
Origin of practical nurse
First recorded in 1920–25
Words nearby practical nurse
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Medical 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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