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Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) work under the direction of doctors and registered nurses (RNs). They provide nursing care that requires technical knowledge and skill but not the in-depth professional education and training of a registered nurse.
LPNs may work in hospitals, clinics, and doctors' offices and for home health agencies. Some LPNs work as private-duty nurses, caring for one person at home or in the hospital.
Licensed nurses are required to complete an approved nursing program and to take a licensing exam in the province in which they practice.
Current as of: December 19, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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