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A practical nurse may have a different title depending on which province or state they work in but all are used to describe the same level of health care specialty. They can be called a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), a Practical Nurse (PN), a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) or a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). The title Registered Practical Nurse is primarily used in Ontario and Licensed Vocational Nurse is used primarily in California and Texas.

Opportunities in nursing are not limited to Registered Nursing; Licensed Practical Nurses are in demand and enjoy many of the same career benefits as RNs do.

An LPN or PN is a qualified healthcare professional who provides nursing care usually under the direction of medical practitioners and registered nurses and has been licensed by the nursing regulatory body in their province/state and represent the second largest health care profession after registered nurses. Regardless of the title, the role of a practical nurse is a critical one. 

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