What does Nursing mean?

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Nurs·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nursingnoun

    the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm

  2. nursingnoun

    the profession of a nurse

  3. nursing, breast feedingnoun

    nourishing at the breast

Wiktionary

  1. nursingnoun

    breastfeeding

  2. nursingnoun

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

    She went into nursing as a career.

  3. nursingadjective

    In the state of suckling young, lactating.

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

  4. nursingadjective

    Referring to nurses.

    The nursing staff worked overtime at the hospital.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nursing

    of Nurse

  2. Nursingadjective

    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.

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  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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nursing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nursing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Nursing in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Blum:

    We have seen tremendous progress with low Covid rates within the nursing home population and I think we're seeing signs that it is starting to tip the other direction. We don't want to go backwards.

  2. Seema Verma:

    We fully appreciate that this measure represents a severe trial for residents of nursing homes and those who love them. But we are doing what we must to protect our vulnerable elderly.

  3. Kristi Sullivan:

    For an hourly fee, these people can handle tasks quickly that it might take you hours to do - scheduling doctor's appointments, handling medical payments and dealing with insurance, helping find a good nursing home or in-home care, spending this money may seem expensive, but it's less than putting someone's career on hold to become a full-time caregiver.

  4. Eunice Cho:

    This action by the Biden administration is a welcome step in the right direction. This move brings us closer to more humane treatment by ICE of people who are pregnant, postpartum, or nursing.

  5. David Gifford:

    Nursing homes don't call the health department that often.

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