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  1. nurse

    /nərs/

    noun

    • 1. a person trained to care for the sick or infirm, especially in a hospital. synonyms: carer, caregiver, attendant, Florence Nightingale, nursey, ... more

    verb

    • 1. give medical and other attention to (a sick person): "she nursed the girl through a dangerous illness" synonyms: care for, take care of, look after, tend, attend to, ... more
    • 2. feed (a baby) at the breast: "the women nursed their babies" synonyms: breastfeed, suckle, wet-nurse, feed
  2. 1. (Medicine) a person who tends the sick, injured, or infirm. 2. short for nursemaid. 3. a woman employed to breast-feed another woman's child; wet nurse. 4. (Zoology) a worker in a colony of social insects that takes care of the larvae.

  3. Nurse | Definition of Nurse at Dictionary.com

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    [nurs] See more synonyms for nurse on Thesaurus.com. noun. a person formally educated and trained in the care of the sick or infirm.Compare nurse-midwife, nurse-practitioner, physician's assistant, practical nurse, registered nurse. a woman who has the general care of a child or children; dry nurse.

  4. Nurse | Definition of Nurse by Merriam-Webster

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    Definition of nurse for English Language Learners. : to take care of or help (someone who is sick or injured) : to give special care or attention to (something) : to try to keep (something) from failing. : to feed (a baby or young animal) with milk from the mother's body.

  5. Nurse definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

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    Nurse definition: A nurse is a person whose job is to care for people who are ill . | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples

  6. Nurse | definition of nurse by Medical dictionary

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    charge nurse a registered nurse responsible for the management of a patient care unit. circulating nurse a nurse member of the surgical team, responsible for activities of the operating room outside the sterile field and for managing nursing care of the surgical patient in the room.

  7. Nursing - Wikipedia

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    Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people.

  8. What is Nursing & What do nurses do? | ANA Enterprise

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    21st Century nursing is the glue that holds a patient’s health care journey together. Across the entire patient experience, and wherever there is someone in need of care, nurses work tirelessly to identify and protect the needs of the individual.

  9. WHO | Nursing

    www.who.int/topics/nursing

    Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. It includes the promotion of health, the prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people.

  10. What is nursing care and who owns it? | Clinical | Nursing Times

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    Nursing Times revealed on Sunday the key findings from a survey of nearly 600 nurses on issues relating to the Francis report and the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry. We have now published the full results

  11. A nurse, midwife or nursing associate should tell you their PIN, when asked, if you’re using their services. You can search using a variety of fields, but cannot search using the first name alone. PinNumber