What Is Nursing?

Simply put, nurses treat the sick and injured.  In today’s world, using an evidence-based approach is widely accepted, with nurses being trained to use documented research results, best practices, and patient desires to decide on the best treatment strategies.  Some nurses specialize in areas like pediatrics, surgery, nurse midwife, and nurse practitioner, most of which require additional training.

Nursing is best suited for people who have a strong commitment to help sick and suffering people, are able to work well with a team of care-givers, can master difficult course work, and can be flexible in their work hours, especially in the early stages of their careers.  The rewards can be great.  Jobs include Registered Nurse, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, Practical Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife, Physician’s Assistant, Nursing Administrator, and others.