"Nurses: Professionals qualified by graduation from an accredited school of nursing and by passage of a national licensing examination to practice nursing. They provide services to patients requiring assistance in recovering or maintaining their physical or mental health." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Nursing and Data
Nursing needs big data and big data needs nursing
Brennan PF, Bakken S.
J Nurs Scholarsh. 2015 Sep;47(5):477-84. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12159. Epub 2015 Aug 19.
Big data science: A literature review of nursing research exemplars
Westra BL, Sylvia M, Weinfurter EF, Pruinelli L, Park JI, Dodd D, Keenan GM, Senk P, Richesson RL, Baukner V, Cruz C, Gao G, Whittenburg L, Delaney CW.
Nurs Outlook. 2016 Dec 8. pii: S0029-6554(16)30396-7. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2016.11.021. [Epub ahead of print]
Wisdom within: unlocking the potential of big data for nursing regulators
Blumer L, Giblin C, Lemermeyer G, Kwan JA.
Int Nurs Rev. 2017 Mar;64(1):77-82. doi: 10.1111/inr.12315. Epub 2016 Aug 30.
Dublin Core: "A basic, domain-agnostic standard which can be easily understood and implemented, and as such is one of the best known and most widely used metadata standards" (DCC - Digital Curation Center).
Nursing Data Repositories
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR): An international consortium of over 750 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. Specialized collections include data in health care, education, and behavior.