Nurse, licensed practical
A nurse who has completed a one- or two-year training program in health care and earned a state license. LPNs provide direct patient care for people with chronic illness, in nursing homes, hospitals, and home settings. They assist RNs in caring for acutely ill patients.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • licensed practical nurse — n a person who has undergone training and obtained a license (as from a state) to provide routine care for the sick called also LPN * * * (LPN), licensed vocational nurse a graduate of a school of practical nursing whose qualifications have been… …   Medical dictionary

  • licensed practical nurse — n. see PRACTICAL NURSE: also (in Calif. & Tex.) licensed vocational nurse …   English World dictionary

  • licensed practical nurse — noun a nurse who has enough training to be licensed by a state to provide routine care for the sick • Syn: ↑LPN, ↑practical nurse • Hypernyms: ↑nurse * * * noun : a person trained and licensed (as by a state) to provide routine care for the sick… …   Useful english dictionary

  • licensed practical nurse — li′censed prac′tical nurse′ n. med a person who has completed a program in nursing and is licensed to provide basic care under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse Abbr.: LPN • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • licensed practical nurse — 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. Abbr.: LPN [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • licensed practical nurse — noun Date: 1951 a person who has undergone training and obtained a license (as from a state) conferring authorization to provide routine care for the sick …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nurse — I n. 1) a community health (AE), public health (AE) nurse (BE is approximately health visitor) 2) a community (BE), district (BE), visiting (AE) nurse 3) a general duty; head; industrial, occupational health; operating room (AE); practical;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • nurse — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. attendant, nursemaid, nanny (inf.). See safety. v. i. foster, tend, serve, cherish; suckle, give suck; entertain, manage. See remedy. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [One who cares for the sick] Syn. attendant …   English dictionary for students

  • nurse — n 1. registered nurse, R.N., practical nurse, licensed practical nurse, L.P.N., private nurse, head nurse, Brit. sister; male nurse, orderly, hospital attendant; nurse s aide, Sl. candystriper. 2. dry nurse, governess, nursemaid, nurserymaid,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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