Meaning of “licensed practical nurse” in the English Dictionary

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"licensed practical nurse" in British English

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licensed practical nursenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌlaɪ.sənst ˌpræk.tɪ.kəl ˈnɜːs/ us /ˈlaɪ.sənst ˌpræk.tɪ.kəl ˈnɝːs/

a nurse in the US who has been trained to do practical nursing but who is not allowed to give medicines without permission

(Definition of “licensed practical nurse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)