nursing

noun
nurs·​ing | \ ˈnər-siŋ How to pronounce nursing (audio) \

Definition of nursing

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

Keep scrolling for more

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of nursing in a Sentence

She has been employed in nursing for several years now.
Recent Examples on the Web The committee has raised nearly $1 million, more than a fourth of it from Dignity CA SEIU Local 2015, the political arm of a union representing nursing facility and home-care workers. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 30 Apr. 2022 Care team members and health care colleagues at the Towson skilled nursing facility gathered for the event, where an executive citation from Baltimore County Executive John A. Olszewski, Jr., was presented. Tony Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 25 Apr. 2022 Eliza Bryant Village nursing facility in Cleveland will close its doors in June, citing an unsustainable business model, after 126 years in business. cleveland, 11 Mar. 2022 He was discharged to a skilled nursing facility, but was rushed to a hospital in Katy when his oxygen levels crashed. New York Times, 16 Feb. 2022 Boykins tries to save on meals during his exhausting 12½-hour shifts at a nursing facility, as employees can sometimes get free breakfast or lunch. Rachel Siegel And Andrew Van Dam, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Feb. 2022 Boykins tries to save on meals during his exhausting 12½-hour shifts at a nursing facility, as employees can sometimes get free breakfast or lunch. Washington Post, 9 Feb. 2022 His record label, Alligator Records confirmed his death in a statement, writing that Lay died in a nursing facility near his Chicago home from natural causes on Jan. 29. Daniela Avila, PEOPLE.com, 7 Feb. 2022 Both Freeman and the woman, police noted, were residents at Homestead, a skilled nursing facility that offers physical therapy and rehabilitation programs. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Feb. 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'nursing.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Keep scrolling for more

First Known Use of nursing

circa 1533, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Keep scrolling for more

Buying Guide

Our Reviews team has selected the best baby bottles.

Learn More About nursing

Time Traveler for nursing

Time Traveler

The first known use of nursing was circa 1533

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near nursing

nurse tree

nursing

nursing anemia

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for nursing

Last Updated

15 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Nursing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nursing. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for nursing

nursing

noun
nurs·​ing

Medical Definition of nursing

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Eponyms: Words Named After People

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!