What is nursing?

  • (noun): The profession of a nurse.
    See also — Additional definitions below


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.

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Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram - Administration - College of Nursing
... The College of Nursing, Trivandrum, Kerala, India, founded in 1972, is attached to the University of Kerala medical school ... It was a pioneer institute for nursing education in Kerala and one of the earliest in South East Asia ... The school has been offering post graduate programmes in nursing since 1987 ...
Dorothea Orem
... (1914 – June 22, 2007), born in Baltimore, Maryland, was a nursing theorist and creator of the self-care deficit nursing theory, also known as the Orem model of nursing ...
Nursing - Picture Gallery
... Aboriginal nursing student 2010 A British staff nurse in 2008 Italian nurses June 2007 A British nurse in 2006 Czech nursing students 2006 A German nurse in 2005 American ... Both nursing role and education were first defined by Florence Nightingale, following her experience caring for the wounded in the Crimean War Drawing of Jamaican nurse ...
Royal Australian Naval Nursing Service
... The Royal Australian Naval Nursing Service (RANNS) was a former female branch of the Royal Australian Navy ... At its wartime peak the RAANS was made up of 56 nursing sisters with at least 12 months prior experience ... into the permanent force and all female nurses became members of the nursing branch of the RAN ...
Betty Kershaw
... née Gammie (born 11 December 1943), was Professor of Nursing and Dean at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield from 1999 to 2006 ... Manchester College of Midwifery and the Director of Nursing Education at the Stockport, Tameside and Glossop College of Nursing ... an honorary doctorate from Manchester University in 1995 in recognition of her contribution to nursing education ...

More definitions of "nursing":

  • (noun): The work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm.

Famous quotes containing the word nursing:

    If America does not wish to end her days in the same nursing home as Britannia she had best end this geo-babble about new world orders. Our war, the Cold War, is over. It is time for America to come home.
    Patrick Buchanan (b. 1938)

    There is a certain amount of purpose, acquiescence, and satisfaction in nursing one’s melancholy.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    Dearest Lord, may I see you today and every day in the person of your sick, and, whilst nursing them, minister unto you. Though you hide yourself behind the unattractive disguise of the irritable, the exacting, the unreasonable, may I still recognize you, and say: “Jesus, my patient, how sweet it is to serve you.”
    Mother Teresa (b. 1910)