Definition of practical nurse in English:

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practical nurse

Pronunciation: /ˈpraktəkəl nərs/

noun

A nurse who has completed a training course of a lower standard than a registered nurse, especially one who is licensed by the state to perform certain duties (a licensed practical nurse).
Example sentences
  • The total number of nursing staff employed (including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and patient care technicians) was obtained from the nurse manager for each unit.
  • The county-run centers, which cater to the elderly poor, plan additional courses to allow licensed practical nurses to become registered nurses.
  • Does the agency employ registered nurses and licensed practical nurses?

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Syllabification: prac·ti·cal nurse

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