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noun as in person who tends to sick, cares for someone

verb as in give milk, usually from breast

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Inspectors, who are registered nurses, review a nursing home’s compliance history, observe operations, interview residents and staff and examine medical records.

She told investigators she overheard a nurse say she’d been quarantined because of her home ZIP code.

If the researchers spot unusual or worrying patterns, the patients are invited to speak with a nurse.

Perhaps they are college students on spring break, or hospital nurses, or people who touch their face all the time.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.


On this page you'll find 141 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nurse, such as: assistant, attendant, medic, registered nurse, therapist, and caretaker.

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