Definitions for practical nurse
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person with less training than a registered nurse whose occupation is caring for the sick.
Origin of practical nurse:
licensed practical nurse, LPN, practical nurse(noun)
a nurse who has enough training to be licensed by a state to provide routine care for the sick
A licensed individual who provides custodial care such as help in walking, bathing, feeding
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