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What does RPN stand for?

RPN stands for Registered Practical Nurse

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Shift Alerts allows the nurse to easily manage workload and at best means more time for the nurse to deliver quality care while maintaining therapeutic nurse-client relationship,” added Victoria Rochford, co-founder and Registered Practical Nurse.
Dianne Martin (2013), Executive Director of the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario representing more than 38,000 RPNs throughout the province, also wrote, "I could tell you that, as a nurse, I'm insulted by the show's stereotypical characterization of nurses.
The members include registered practical nurses, health care aides, housekeeping, dietary and laundry aides, cooks, activity aides and maintenance workers.
The growing number of hemodialysis patients, the increased acuity of many of these patients, and the declining numbers of registered nurses (RNs) provided some of the impetus for the introduction of registered practical nurses (RPNs) or licensed practical nurses (LPNs) into three hemodialysis units in Winnipeg (Manitoba), Orillia (Ontario), and Saint John (New Brunswick).