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A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a person who practices practical nursing.

Practical nursing means the performance for compensation of any simple acts in the care of convalescent, subacutely or chronically ill, injured or infirm persons, or of any act or procedure in the care of the more acutely ill, injured or infirm under the specific direction of a nurse, physician, podiatrist or dentist, or under an order of a person who is licensed to practice medicine, podiatry or dentistry in another state if that person prepared the order after examining the patient in that other state and directs that the orders be carried out in this state.

A simple act is one which does not require any substantial nursing skill, knowledge or training, or the application of nursing principals based on biological, physical or social sciences, or the understanding of cause and effect in such acts and is one which is of a nature of those approved by the board for the curriculum of schools for licensed practical nurses.

Except as provided for in s. N 3.05(4)(d), Wis. Admin. Code., no person may hold himself or herself out as a licensed practical nurse nor use the title or letters "Licensed Practical Nurse" or "L.P.N." unless the person holds a current L.P.N. license granted by the Board of Nursing.

revised 4/2013

Licensing Authority:
WI Department of Safety and Professional Services
Board of Nursing
1400 E. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
(608)266-2112   (608)261-7083 fax


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