First, I want to state my complete lack of knowledge when it comes to nursing, as I am just beginning my journey. So, this is entirely meant in fun. I was thinking today about the word nurse and how it has both verb and noun variations. To be a nurse or to nurse (as in someone back to health) So, my question was - which came first? Is this your standard hen and egg question or is there really an answer? Just curious. (also bored and work and trying to pass time.)
Feb 12, '03
Reading my history, I believe I understand people were "nursing" others in sickness, LONG before the word "nurse" came to mean an individual who does the nursing.