Licensed practical nurse (LPN)

A graduate of a state-approved practical nursing education program who has passed a state examination and been licensed to provide nursing and personal care under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. LPNs commonly administer medications and treatment and act as a charge nurse in nursing facilities.

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In Focus

Feb. 14

Winter wish

Massachusetts

Brookdale Senior Living resident Eleanor "Ellie" Ross recently got to ski again thanks to a Brookdale partnership with two-time Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom.