OTHER WORDS FOR nurse
Origin of nurse
synonym study for nurse
OTHER WORDS FROM nursenon·nurs·ing, adjectiveo·ver·nurse, verb (used with object), o·ver·nursed, o·ver·nurs·ing.un·der·nurse, nounwell-nursed, adjective
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What does nurse mean?
A nurse is someone who has been formally trained and educated to tend to the sick and infirm, as in The nurse double-checked the dosage of drugs the cancer patient was receiving.
Related to this sense, nurse can be used to mean to tend to a person who is sick, infirm, or injured, as in The father nursed his daughter while she was sick with chickenpox.
Nurse can also mean to take care of oneself to try to cure something, as in Jonah was nursing a cold last week.
Nurse is also used to mean to breast-feed a baby, as in The mother cat nursed her litter of kittens.
And nurse can mean to look after something carefully or to cherish something, as in Pat nursed her new company through the recession.
Example: My brother went to school to be a nurse and is now working at the local hospital.
Where does nurse come from?
The first records of the word nurse come from around 1350. The noun sense ultimately comes from the Latin nūtrīcius, meaning “nourishing.” The verb sense likely comes from nursh, which is a reduced form of nourish. To nourish is to feed or care for something, which is close to what modern nurses are expected to do.
Today, nurses are employed anywhere that sick or injured people are expected to be, such as hospitals and emergency medical shelters. They often work alongside doctors, who have more advanced training in practicing medicine.
In the United States, only 13% of nurses are men due to long-running stereotypes that nursing is a woman’s job. In reality, anyone who can perform this important medical work can be a nurse.
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What are some other forms related to nurse?
- overnurse (verb)
- undernurse (noun)
- nonnursing (adjective)
- well-nursed (adjective)
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How is nurse used in real life?
The most common usage of nurse is to describe someone trained to take care of you when you’re sick. The various verb meanings of nurse are also commonly used.
my first day of work as a nurse is tomorrow 🥺 i got butterflies head to toe
— sade (@thejadamoae) September 13, 2020
So excited to announce I have accepted a job at Toledo Hospital on the Cardiac Intermediate Unit as a RN. I cannot wait to grow as a nurse and challenge myself. A little over a month till graduation!
— Liv 🌻 (@HaskinOlivia) October 30, 2020
We are losing too many great people to COVID-19; doctors who treat patients and get ill but continue working somehow from home or the hospital beds, one age 62 another only 28; Too many nurses and other medical personnel and first responders have died.
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) October 30, 2020
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The injured workers were cared for by nurses who tended to their cuts and sprains.
How to use nurse in a sentence
Inspectors, who are registered nurses, review a nursing home’s compliance history, observe operations, interview residents and staff and examine medical records.Confirmed Nursing Home Complaints Plummet During Pandemic|Jared Whitlock|August 25, 2020|Voice of San Diego
She told investigators she overheard a nurse say she’d been quarantined because of her home ZIP code.Federal Investigation Finds Hospital Violated Patients’ Rights by Profiling, Separating Native Mothers and Newborns|by Bryant Furlow, New Mexico In Depth|August 22, 2020|ProPublica
If the researchers spot unusual or worrying patterns, the patients are invited to speak with a nurse.Machines can spot mental health issues—if you hand over your personal data|Bobbie Johnson|August 13, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Perhaps they are college students on spring break, or hospital nurses, or people who touch their face all the time.Population immunity is slowing down the pandemic in parts of the US|David Rotman|August 11, 2020|MIT Technology Review
According to reports, doctors, nurses, and teachers will be given the shot first when enough supplies of the vaccine are ready in October, and it could reach the general public by January.Russia says it has a covid vaccine called “Sputnik-V”|Antonio Regalado|August 11, 2020|MIT Technology Review
But Olds did more than build Nurse-Family Partnership; he did the rigorous evaluation to prove it would work.
Consider Nurse-Family Partnership, one of the best examples of evidence in action.
At the hospital, I was told to wait, and was given some tea by a nurse.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I learn by the third day to tell the nurse privately to make mine mostly orange juice.
The substitute nurse says to him in a stage whisper, “You know, the doctor says no vodka.”
There were other children beside, and two nurse-maids followed, looking disagreeable and resigned.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
And sure enough when Sunday came, and the pencil was restored to him, he promptly showed nurse his picture.
Jean clung to his English nurse, who played the fascinating game of pretending to eat his hand.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
A small boy of three years and nine months on receiving from his nurse the familiar order, "Come here!"
Here he can inspect what he sees, say the reflection of the face of his mother or nurse, and compare it at once with the original.