a person who has not graduated from an accredited school of nursing but whose vocation is caring for the sick.
practical nurse prac·ti·cal nurse (prāk’tĭ-kəl)
noun 1. (in Kantian ethics) reason applied to the problem of action and choice, especially in ethical matters. noun (philosophy, logic) 1. the faculty by which human beings determine how to act 2. reasoning concerning the relative merits of actions 3. the principles governing arguments which issue in actions or intentions to act
[prak-tis] /ˈpræk tɪs/ noun 1. habitual or customary performance; operation: office practice. 2. habit; custom: It is not the practice here for men to wear long hair. 3. repeated performance or systematic exercise for the purpose of acquiring skill or proficiency: Practice makes perfect. 4. condition arrived at by experience or exercise: She refused to […]
[prak-tist] /ˈpræk tɪst/ adjective 1. skilled or expert; proficient through or experience: a practiced hand at politics. 2. acquired or perfected through : a practiced English accent. [prak-tis] /ˈpræk tɪs/ noun 1. habitual or customary performance; operation: office practice. 2. habit; custom: It is not the practice here for men to wear long hair. 3. […]
- Practice makes perfect
Doing something over and over makes one better at it. Frequently doing something makes one better at doing it, as in I’ve knit at least a hundred sweaters, but in my case practice hasn’t made perfect. This proverbial expression was once put as Use makes mastery, but by 1560 the present form had become established.