Science of Medicine and Nursing

  1. Is Medicine and Nursing a science?
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    About zenman, APRN Guide

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    PMHNP; from US


  3. by   nurseunderwater
    Main Entry: sci-ence
    Pronunciation: 'sI-&n(t)s
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin scientia, from scient-, sciens having knowledge, from present participle of scire to know; probably akin to Sanskrit chyati he cuts off, Latin scindere to split -- more at SHED
    1 : the state of knowing : knowledge as distinguished from ignorance or misunderstanding
    2 a : a department of systematized knowledge as an object of study <the science of theology> b : something (as a sport or technique) that may be studied or learned like systematized knowledge <have it down to a science>
    3 a : knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through scientific method b : such knowledge or such a system of knowledge concerned with the physical world and its phenomena : NATURAL SCIENCE
    4 : a system or method reconciling practical ends with scientific laws

    hmm....I guess so. With a little/lot intuitive reflection thrown in.
  4. by   sharann
    I think they are BOTH a combination of science and art if done correctly and with heart and mind blended.
  5. by   sharann
    Oh, zenman, I wanted to ask what all your initials stand for. The MSN, MBA I get, but whats the Dipl.ABT(ACCOM) mean? Thanks!
  6. by   zenman
    ABT is Asian Bodywork Therapist. Zen Shiatsu is the style I practice.

    NCCAOM is National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in which I hold Diplomate status.