nurse nurse  /ˈnɜrs/


  1. (n) one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
  2. (n) a woman who is the custodian of children
  3. (v) try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury
  4. (v) maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
  5. (v) serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people
  6. (v) treat carefully
  7. (v) give suck to

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  1. Like many nurses, Lucille Kinlein, 51, considered hospital work restrictive.
  2. The nurse may have done itbut the country's health care system could also be to blame.
  3. Opponents of health reform have found a new threat: home nurse visits to low-income parents.


  1. Registered nurse stole, sold drugs, NJ prosecutors say

    Prosecutors say a registered nurse stole prescription drugs from a hospital where he worked and then sold them in the community.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WPVI 6abc Philadelphia

  2. Nurse Accused of Dealing Drugs Stolen From Hospital

    A registered nurse was arrested after police say he sold prescription drugs that he allegedly stole from the hospital where he worked. Photo Credit: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC Philadelphia

  3. Ex-nurse charged in attempted theft of pain medications at hospital

    A former nurse suspected of trying to steal pain medication from patients’ rooms at Swedish Medical Center in April was charged Monday, according to the Seattle Police Department. The Seattle City Attorney’s Office charged Rachel Nezat, 39, of Seattle, with two counts of property destruc
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Seattle Times


  1. Goody's publicist Max Clifford said she was on the "edge of a precipice". "She was in a bad way last night, she was panicking. The nurse was obviously concerned and decided she should call Jack. He went over and calmed her down and she went...
    on Mar 14, 2009 By: Max Clifford Source: Times Online

  2. "So whether you are Suzy the student, or Nancy the nurse, or Tina the teacher, or Carl the construction worker, if my opponent is elected, you will be worse off four years from now than you are today," Obama said. "Let's cut through the...
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source:

  3. "We all have this inherent thing that we trust doctors and nurses, that they know what they're doing," Dennis says on Sunday's "60 Minutes." "This mistake occurred right under our noses. ...... The nurse didn't bother to look at the dosage on...
    on Mar 15, 2008 By: Dennis Quaid Source: Long Beach Press-Telegram

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