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Nursing is a healthcare profession focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover

optimal health and quality of life from birth to death.

Florence Nightingale a celebrated English nurse, writer came to prominence for her pioneering work in nursing during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. She was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night. She laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment, in 1860, of her nursing school at St Thomas' Hospital in London, the first nursing school in the world.

Nursing profession is great to be considered as you will : Directly influence the health and well-being of other people. Never stop learning: about health, about illness, about people and the world we live in. You will have a range of careers rolled into one: as you develop you can diversify and specialize. Excellent career opportunities.

Nursing is a great profession, very much in demand today.

There is a shortage of 300,000 nurses worldwide. In the next 1520 years, this number is estimated to increase to 800,000.

Nursing can also take you anywhere around the country and even around the world.

Nurses have one of the most secure jobs you can have.

You touch souls and change lives.

Nurses work in a large variety of specialties where they work independently and as part of a team to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care.

Nursing duties are manifold and cover a wide range of functions and responsibilities, that depends with the level of qualification and the working environment.

They can work in settings like : Hospital Nursing homes. Clinics and Heath Department Orphanages and old age homes Military (Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines) Community settings i.e. school nurse, health visitor. Industrial houses and factories Railways and public sector medical departments

Training Institutes as educators Home care , Palliative care, hospice Public health agencies Ambulatory care centers ,extended care centers 0ffices ,corporations ,healthrelated industries , occupational settings Mental health services Private health care providers e.g. Practitioners Prison nurse/ Correctional , deaddiction. Researcher promoting advances in health care and health promotion practice

Nurses may choose to work in one permanent setting, or may take short-term assignments as a travel nurse to fulfill temporary projects for nursing staff internationally. They can even serve in key government and elected positions become a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse educator, researcher, or a nurse manager. AS A NURSE THE SKY IS THE LIMIT.