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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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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
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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:

    Broadly speaking, I think there have been a lot of quality improvements in nursing home care over the last few decades.

  2. Robert Redfield:

    These updated guidelines, coordinated in conjunction with the White House Coronavirus Task Force, received appropriate attention, consultation and input from task force experts, we are placing an emphasis on testing individuals with symptomatic illness, individuals with a significant exposure, vulnerable populations including nursing homes or long term care facilities, critical infrastructure workers, healthcare workers and first responders, or those individuals who may be asymptomatic when prioritized by medical and public health officials.

  3. Warren Buffett:

    I don't have a problem with guilt about money. The way I see it is that my money represents an enormous number of claim checks on society. It's like I have these little pieces of paper that I can turn into consumption. If I wanted to, I could hire 10,000 people to do nothing but paint my picture every day for the rest of my life. And the GNP would go up. But the utility of the product would be zilch, and I would be keeping those 10,000 people from doing AIDS research, or teaching, or nursing. I don't do that though. I don't use very many of those claim checks. There's nothing material I want very much. And I'm going to give virtually all of those claim checks to charity when my wife and I die.

  4. Steve Feaga:

    We traveled to the nursing home to talk to Ms. Lee at the request of the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

  5. charlotte bronte, Jane Eyre, page 62:

    Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.

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