What does nursing mean?

Definitions for nursing
nurs·ing

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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

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

How to pronounce nursing?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say nursing in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. David Stevenson:

    Hearing from the relatives of people who have suffered abuse and neglect in nursing homes will be incredibly important and powerful, and also hearing from industry leaders and researchers and those who are engaged in nursing home oversight and accountability I think will be really important, the big challenge of abuse and neglect in nursing homes is, I think, it has been persistent over a number of years.

  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. Deborah Birx:

    He went into the nursing homes to proactively test, you can see what it did with the nursing home fatality rates. I mean, it's remarkable.

  4. Joann West:

    I took care of my mother when she got cancer and I found that I really had a passion for it. I took classes and ran an in-home nursing care business for years. But my dream was always to get my own place and do what I am doing now, god worked it out.

  5. Fiona Hibberts:

    The emphasis on sanitation, good hygiene, fresh air exercise, good food... no matter how much we advance, those fundamental foundational principles of Florence are still very much the basis of modern nursing, it's the same old message. Wash your hands.

Images & Illustrations of nursing

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