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practical nurse

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noun
  1. a person who has not graduated from an accredited school of nursing but whose vocation is caring for the sick.
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Origin of practical nurse

First recorded in 1920–25
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practical nurse in Medicine

practical nurse

(prăktĭ-kəl)
n.
  1. A licensed practical nurse.
  2. 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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