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Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life. Nurses may be differentiated from other health care providers by their approach to patient care, training, and scope of practice. Nurses practice in many specialties with differing levels of prescription authority. Many nurses provide care within the ordering scope of physicians, and this traditional role has shaped the public image of nurses as care providers. However, nurse practitioners are permitted by most jurisdictions to practice independently in a variety of settings. In the postwar period, nurse education has undergone a process of diversification towards advanced and specialized credentials, and many of the traditional regulations and provider roles are changing.

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I am an only child, my mother has kidney problems and I want to be her pride of becoming what she always wished to be: a nurse. I also want to make a living and once I become a nurse, work my way to become something bigger in the medical field.

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Medical professionals in school: we bust our butt in the books to save yours.

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This is a great picture of a nurse reading an x-ray.

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Liberty University has one of the best nursing programs in the United States.

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I absolutely love to help people! I plan to be a RN and listen to people who love their jobs and go far with it makes me realize I can do this and it will reawakening. There may be tough times but as long as you have "team" (co-works) any thing is possivle with this job!

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