Definition of practical nurse in English:

practical nurse

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  • (In North America) a nurse who has completed a training course of a lower standard than a registered nurse.
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    • 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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