What does nursing mean?

Definitions for nursing
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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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

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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. Mark Parkinson:

    HHS has announced distribution plans for 80 percent of the $175 billion Provider Relief Fund created by the CARES Act. Health care providers, including nursing homes, will need additional resources to continue its response to the COVID pandemic heading into the cold and flu season, which provides new challenges, cOVID-19 disproportionately impacts the elderly many of whom already have preexisting health conditions and chronic diseases and the dedicated staff who care for them.

  2. Sarah Babcock:

    At least at the Parish level, there's no teeth in this, the parishes do not have any oversight or regulatory authority for nursing homes.

  3. Kameshwar Kumar:

    We admitted him wherever we found a bed. It was a nursing home but wasn’t functioning like one. Patients were getting their own oxygen, the hospital was rationing its oxygen supply to patients and my brother was sinking so we were forced to rush him to another hospital but he didn’t make it.

  4. Candler Hospital in Savannah:

    Today should have been a day of celebration for this bright group of students, it was their last day of clinical rotations at St. Joseph's / Candler in their first year of nursing school.

  5. Health Minister Olivier Veran:

    We need to go further to protect the vulnerable in nursing homes.

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