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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'.

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Nursing BC, 30(2) 27-8 (online copy available: www.rnabc.bc.ca/practice/callnurs.htm)
While linking parishes through parish nursing programs helps hospital systems bond with members of religious congregations in an ever-competitive health care marketplace, the evolving health care situation in the United States is one of the factors that makes nurses so needed at the parish level.
Nursing homes that Aon surveyed said Florida represented 10% of their operation and 40% of their losses.
The timing of the incurrence of medical and nursing home expenses and their payment determines the year of deductibility.
Nursing homes in general will inevitably be pulled into the RHIO orbit for good healthcare policy and self-interest reasons, says Mark Pavlovich, director, operations analysis, at Sava Senior Care, Atlanta, Georgia.
In a more recent study, Pohl and associates (2002) found that only 37% of the nursing faculty were tenured.
8 In 1971 American Assembly for Male in Nursing was established in United States of America.
Indeed, says Margaret Morelli, president of the Connecticut Association of Not-for-Profit Providers, the issue of inappropriate placement of persons with mental illness has been on the radar of Connecticut nursing homes for a long time.
Gift bags were distributed to the participants at the completion of the nursing assessment.
While a relatively new profession, forensic nursing already has successfully helped bridge the gap between the two fields of law and medicine.
Opponents of NHAs believe that these single-task workers will address the nursing shortage by simply eliminating the number of CNAs necessary for a LTC facility to operate, thereby cutting costs and broadening the bottom line.
nursing school graduation rate is forecast to decline 26% by 2020 and salaries--now around $49,840 annually--are today 28% less than historically underpaid elementary school teachers.

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