164W00000X Taxonomy Code - Licensed Practical Nurse

Code

164W00000X

ClassificationLicensed Practical Nurse
GroupingNursing Service Providers
LevelLevel II - Classification
DefinitionAn individual with post-high school vocational training and practical experience in the provision of nursing care at a level less than that required for certification as a Registered Nurse. Requirements for education, experience, licensure, and job responsibilities vary among the states.
NotesSource: Rhea, Ott, and Shafritz, The Facts On File Dictionary of Health Care Management, New York: Facts On File Publications, 1988.
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021

The code 164W00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for licensed practical nurse grouped under nursing service providers. NPI records indicate a total of 58,181 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is licensed practical nurse of which 52,261 are registered as females, 5,173 registered as males and 747 are organizations.

164W00000X is a level II taxonomy code "classification" used to specify a health care provider service or occupation related to the Provider Grouping. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.



Licensed Practical Nurse Health Care Providers by State

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