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licensed practical nurse

 

Definition: a nurse who has graduated from an accredited school of practical (vocational) nursing, passed the state examination for licensure, and been licensed to practice by a state authority. Training program is generally 1 year long.

Synonym(s): licensed vocational nurse

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