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.

licensed practical nurse li·censed practical nurse (lī’sənst)

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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