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Definition of Nurse, licensed vocational

Nurse, licensed vocational: A nurse who has completed a one- or two-year training program in health care and earned a state license. LVNs provide direct patient care for people with chronic illness, in nursing homes, hospitals, and home settings. They assist RNs in caring for acutely ill patients.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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