Nurse, licensed vocational
A nurse who has completed a one- or two-year training program in health care and earned a state license. LVNs 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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  • practical nurse — ☆ practical nurse n. a nurse with less training than a registered nurse, often one licensed by the state (licensed practical nurse or licensed vocational nurse) for certain specified nursing duties …   English World dictionary

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