To nurse originally meant to suckle, to keep alive, and for this reason spiritually signifies the nourishing aspect of the Great Mother. The figure of a nurse in dreams will suggest either that part of our character which cares for others who are sick, or that part of us which is off-balance and needs particular nurturing at this time. From an everyday perspective a nurse suggests that all is not well with a project or task and some kind of corrective care is needed. As the profession of nursing is given less status, the uniform unfortunately becomes less relevant than it once was. Also consult the entries forDoctor, Hospital, Ill/Illness, Medicine/Medication and Caring Professions in People as well as the information on Great Mother in Archetypes in the Introduction.