practical nurse


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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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Figueroa, a mother of two, mistakenly believed her training as a certified nursing assistant qualified her to do the job of a licensed practical nurse.
In this regression, the interaction term tells us whether the probability of working as a registered or practical nurse increased or decreased in treatment states relative to control states.
Licensed practical nurses also communicate with other healthcare team members regarding residents' care.
Developed in collaboration with the Worldwide Instructional Design System (WIDS), a nonprofit organization that provides curriculum-design software, consulting and training services, the unique nursing program allows students to become practical nurses after one year and associate-degree nurses after two years, without overlap or repeating credits.
61-196 indicated that licensed practical nurses (LPNs) were qualified semi-professionals who had completed a prescribed course of formal training and passed their state's licensing examination.
Working Together: A Framework for the Registered Nurse and the Licensed Practical Nurse (2003) is a joint document between NANB and ANBLPN.
She is a 47-year-old licensed practical nurse from Traskwood, a rural area just southeast of Benton.
Bay Community College as a licensed practical nurse.
The college this fall started a registered nurse program, to go along with existing practical nurse and certified nurse assistance programs.
Prescribe standards for educational programs preparing persons for licensure as a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, or certification as an advanced unlicensed assistant.
Regulatory bodies for LPNs have been working to bring uniformity to the practical nurse profession within Canada for several years.

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