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nurs·ing

(nŭrs'ing),
1. Feeding an infant at the breast; tending and caring for a child.
2. The scientific application of principles of care related to prevention of illness and care during illness.

nursing

(nûr′sĭng)
n.
1. The profession of a nurse.
2. The tasks or care of a nurse.

nursing

(1) Breast-feeding, see there.
(2) The provision of nursing care.

nursing

adjective
1. Breast-feeding, see there.
2. The provision of nursing care. See Forensic nursing, Intensive nursing.

nurs·ing

(nŭrs'ing)
1. A discipline, profession, and area of practice. As a discipline, nursing is centered on knowledge development. Emphasis is placed on discovering, describing, extending, and modifying knowledge for professional nursing practice. As a profession, nursing has a social mandate to be responsible and accountable to the public it serves. Nursing is an integral part of the health care system, and as such encompasses the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and care of physically ill, mentally ill, and disabled people of all ages, in all health care settings and other community contexts. Within this broad spectrum of health care, the phenomena of particular concern to nurses are individual, family, and group "responses to actual or potential health problems." The human responses range broadly from health-restoring reactions to an individual episode of illness to the development of policy in promoting the long-term health of a population.
2. Feeding an infant at the breast; tending and caring for a young child.

nursing

The application of medical and humanitarian principles, by a person ancillary to the medical profession, so as to maintain health and fitness, assist in recovery from mental or physical illness or injury, relieve pain or distress or ease the process of dying.

nurs·ing

(nŭrs'ing)
1. Feeding an infant at the breast; tending and caring for a child.
2. The scientific application of principles of care related to prevention of illness and care during illness.

Patient discussion about nursing

Q. What is the best school for nurses in California?

A. i found a site that rank nursing schools in the U.S. , looks reliable, check it out:
http://www.nursingschools.com/articles/ranking.html

Q. is there a nurses community in this site?!

A. Here: http://www.imedix.com/Nurses.

Do you work as a nurse yourself? Do you have any special interest or questions about nursing?

Q. how do i join the nurses community?

A. Go to 'My stuff' and then click on 'add your health interests', then add the tag "Nurses" to 'my interests'.
Once you have added it, click on 'save changes'.

More discussions about nursing
References in periodicals archive ?
Gerontological nursing content in baccalaureate nursing programs: Comparison of findings from 1997 and 2003.
Ensuring a knowledgeable and committed gerontological nursing workforce.
Journal of Gerontological Nursing 2004;30(10):17-25.
Iowa City, IA: The University of Iowa Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center Research Translation and Dissemination Core.
Ballantyne is wonderfully suited to this position, bringing experience in educational administration, rural health, gerontological nursing, distance education, work with multi-campus programs, and education of Native American students," said Dr.
"Evaluating the cost of one telehealth application connecting an acute and long-term care setting." Journal of Gerontological Nursing, January 27, 2001, (1):34-9.
"Many of the most inventive programs I've seen are the ones that CNAs have come up with themselves," comments Annette Fleishell, RN, BSN, VP for clinical services at Joann Wilson's Gerontological Nursing Ventures in Laurel, Md.
19th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association: Shaping Healthcare for those who Shaped Canada
She became a pioneer in gerontological nursing and authored the first-of-its-kind "Handbook on Gerontological Nursing," which was widely used by universities across the nation.
The ACE.S project, which began in 2007, aims to improve the quality of care of older adults through innovations in education and faculty development and the fostering of gerontological nursing education in pre-licensure programs (NLN, 2013).
Initially funded through a three-year grant to foster gerontological nursing education for pre-licensure nursing programs, ACE.S has been disseminated across the academic spectrum through workshops in more than 20 states.