nursing


nursing

noun

: the job of taking care of people who are sick, injured, or old

Full Definition of NURSING

1
:  the profession of a nurse <schools of nursing>
2
:  the duties of a nurse <proper nursing is difficult work>

Examples of NURSING

  1. She has been employed in nursing for several years now.

First Known Use of NURSING

1860

nurs·ing

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NURSING

1
: the profession of a nurse <schools of nursing>
2
: the duties of a nurse <proper nursing is difficult work>

nursing

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Health-care profession providing physical and emotional care to the sick and disabled and promoting health in all individuals through activities including research, health education, and patient consultation. Nursing gained recognition in the 19th century with the activities of Florence Nightingale. Many nurses have specialties (e.g., psychiatry, critical care). Nurse-practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse-anesthetists, and nurse-midwives undertake tasks traditionally performed by physicians. Nursing degrees go as high as the doctorate, and staff positions include administration. In addition to health-care settings, nurses practice in schools, the military, industry, and private homes. Community (public health) nurses educate the public on topics such as nutrition and disease prevention.

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