A person who is specifically prepared in the techniques of nursing, who is a graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing and whose qualifications have been examined by a state board of nursing, and who has been legally authorized to practice as a licensed practical nurse (LPN).
Nurse who received a certificate from an approved school of practical nursing. A LPN doesn't have the level of expertise and the responsabilities thata registered nurse has.
Performs a variety of non-professional nursing care duties such as assisting in bathing patients, taking temperatures, blood pressure, pulse and respiration. Records results on charts. Observes patients for reactions to drugs, excessive respiratory rate or any other unusual conditions.