from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation licensed vocational nurse


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  • That person who takes your blood pressure is likely an LVN, LPN or ME.

    Libertarian Health Care Reform, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • You can be an LVN in a relatively short period of time and earn some money while continuing to train to become an RN.

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  • The patient doesn't care whether or not you have a Phd or an LVN or just a plain ol' RN from a 2 year program.

    News Flash: Clara Barton was a Nurse.

  • I was in nursing school and working as an aide with the LVN who was the charge nurse.

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  • But it was the best she could do as an LVN in a metro area the size of Chicago.

    Cruel Deception

  • The month before her wedding, Tanya was hired as an LVN at her hometown hospital.

    Cruel Deception

  • Tanya Reid was considered by most at Dumas Memorial Hospital a capable nurse with the potential to go beyond the LVN status that some educationally snooty hospital workers insist is merely a glorified candy striper.

    Cruel Deception

  • She prepared to graduate from Dumas High, and finalized arrangements to begin the Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program at the nursing school at Dumas Memorial.

    Cruel Deception

  • Though sometimes she omitted the fact that her nursing degree was only that of a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), rather than the far more prestigious registered nurse (RN) status, this time she told the truth.

    Cruel Deception

  • When she got out of youth camp, some federal grant paid her tuition at a fly-by-night operation, and she got an LVN.

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