licensed practical nurse

licensed practical nurse

noun
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. Abbreviation: LPN

Origin:
1950–55

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licensed practical nurse li·censed practical nurse (lī'sənst)
n.

Abbr. LPN, L.P.N. A nurse who has completed a practical nursing program and is licensed by a state to provide routine patient care under the direction of a registered nurse or a physician.

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