Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. A licensed individual who provides custodial care such as help in walking, bathe, feeding
n. a nurse who has enough training to be licensed by a state to provide routine care for the sick [syn: licensed practical nurse, LPN]
Usage examples of "practical nurse".
Possible sources of students were likely graduates of the nurse's aide, emergency medical technician, combat medic and licensed practical nurse programs as well as personal recommendations from various people.
Winifred Coburn Brant, forty-one, semantician, practical nurse, stores officer, historian.
Mott was so unbelievably bland, in fact, that he turned away from us to chat with Oveta Cooper, the practical nurse.
Jessie put up with it for about a week, until she could locate a practical nurse.
A candy-striped practical nurse was counting time for him as he touched chin to chest, one and two, one and two.