nursing

noun

nurs·​ing ˈnər-siŋ How to pronounce nursing (audio)
1
: the profession of a nurse
schools of nursing
2
: the duties of a nurse
proper nursing is difficult work

Examples of nursing in a Sentence

She has been employed in nursing for several years now.
Recent Examples on the Web The student was identified by some on social media platforms as a nursing student at the university. Marina Johnson, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Apr. 2024 The Augusta University nursing student was killed by Venezuelan migrant José Antonio Ibarra, who had entered the U.S. illegally. Antonio Maria Delgado, Miami Herald, 9 Apr. 2024 Greene also interrupted President Joe Biden during his State of the Union speech, leading him to deliver impromptu remarks in response about Georgia nursing student Laken Riley, whose murder has become a flashpoint in immigration debates this election year. Mallory Moench, TIME, 7 Apr. 2024 The letter marks a contrast to recent anti-immigrant rhetoric following the slaying of a nursing student in Georgia, where the suspect was revealed to be an undocumented immigrant, and a teen migrant who was accused of shooting a tourist in Times Square. Nicole Acevedo, NBC News, 5 Apr. 2024 Americans have become all too familiar with Jose Antonio Ibarra, the man accused of killing nursing student Laken Riley on the University of Georgia campus. Sarah Shannon, The Mercury News, 5 Apr. 2024 My sister who raised two daughters of her own while achieving her doctrine in nursing. Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 2 Apr. 2024 Image Image Although Medicaid, which paid for Lennie’s hospitalizations, surgeries and medications, would have covered a home nursing aide, Ashlee turned down every candidate. Gina Kolata Kim Raff, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 So far, some of the ways that educators have used this device include training nursing students at the University of Michigan and in science settings at the Singapore Polytechnic's School of Chemical & Life Sciences. Bankim Chandra, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1533, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of nursing was circa 1533

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“Nursing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nursing. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

nursing

noun
nurs·​ing
1
: the profession of a nurse
schools of nursing
2
: the duties of a nurse
proper nursing is difficult work
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