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prac·ti·cal nurse (PN),

a graduate of a specific educational program that prepares the student for a career in nursing with less responsibility than a graduate or registered nurse.

practical nurse

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.

practical nurse

practical nurse

A trained and licensed person who provides custodial-type care (e.g., help in walking, bathing, feeding, etc.). Practical nurses do not administer medications or perform medically related services.

practical nurse

Nursing A trained and licensed person who provides custodial type care–eg, help in walking, bathing, feeding, etc PNs do not administer medication or perform other medically related services

prac·ti·cal nurse

(prak'ti-kăl nŭrs)
A nurse who has graduated from an accredited practical nursing program, which is usually 12-16 months long. A practical nurse is licensed by a regulatory body and usually works under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician.
Synonym(s): licensed vocational nurse.
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Historically, the introduction of occupational regulation of registered nurses preceded the regulation of practical nurses (Council of State Governments 1952; White 1979, 1983).
The fact that a professional or practical nurse may be registered as a direct-entry midwife does not expand the scope of practice of the nurse.
Licensed practical nurses also communicate with other healthcare team members regarding residents' care.
Dianne Martin is the executive director for the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario, and has worked as both an RPN and a registered nurse (RN) for over 30 years.
The regulated nursing workforce is made up of three types of professionals: registered nurses (RNs, including nurse practitioners or NPs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs).
NorQuest College is Canada's largest educator of practical nurses and the move to offer an Aboriginal Practical Nurse program is one more way management sees to help fill a shortage of workers in the health care profession.
The Health Ministry phased out the programme for trained practical nurses and now has a bachelor programme.
Unlike typical retail clinics that are largely staffed by nurse practitioners, Medical Marts staffed its clinics with two full-time primary-care physicians, and two full-time medical assistants or licensed practical nurses.
For those aspiring nurses who wish to become licenced Practical Nurses, Kaplan Publishing's "NCLEX-PN; Strategies For The Practical Nursing Licensing Exam 2009 Edition" offers a compilation of practical, effective test-taking tools to substantial and successful aid aspiring nurses to pass their licencing exams.
076 and may only be used by those persons who are licensed in the state of Missouri as Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, or Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.
The growing number of hemodialysis patients, the increased acuity of many of these patients, and the declining numbers of registered nurses (RNs) provided some of the impetus for the introduction of registered practical nurses (RPNs) or licensed practical nurses (LPNs) into three hemodialysis units in Winnipeg (Manitoba), Orillia (Ontario), and Saint John (New Brunswick).
d/b/a Hospital Resource Personnel (HRP), is a Tennessee corporation that operates as a nurse registry business, providing both licensed practical nurses and registered nurses to hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a temporary, as-needed basis in the Chattanooga area.

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