Definitions for Nursing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nursing(noun)

    the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm

  2. nursing(noun)

    the profession of a nurse

  3. nursing, breast feeding(noun)

    nourishing at the breast

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. nursing(noun)ˈɝsɪŋ

    the profession of being a nurse

    jobs in nursing; a nursing school

Wiktionary

  1. nursing(Noun)

    breastfeeding

  2. nursing(Noun)

    The process or profession of caring for patients as a nurse.

    She went into nursing as a career.

  3. nursing(Adjective)

    In the state of suckling young, lactating.

    The nursing bear wouldn't move far until her cubs were older.

  4. nursing(Adjective)

    Referring to nurses.

    The nursing staff worked overtime at the hospital.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nursing

    of Nurse

  2. Nursing(adj)

    supplying or taking nourishment from, or as from, the breast; as, a nursing mother; a nursing infant

Freebase

  1. Nursing

    Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life. Nurses may be differentiated from other health care providers by their approach to patient care, training, and scope of practice. Nurses practice in a wide diversity of practice areas with a different scope of practice and level of prescriber authority in each. Many nurses provide care within the ordering scope of physicians, and this traditional role has come to shape the historic public image of nurses as care providers. However, nurses are permitted by most jurisdictions to practice independently in a variety of settings depending on training level. In the postwar period, nurse education has undergone a process of diversification towards advanced and specialized credentials, and many of the traditional regulations and provider roles are changing. The American Nurses Association states nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Nursing

    The field of nursing care concerned with the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nursing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4610

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nursing' in Nouns Frequency: #2536

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nursing' in Adjectives Frequency: #901


Translations for Nursing

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

nursing(noun)

the profession of a nurse who cares for the sick.

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