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What is Nursing?

The American Nurses Association has defined nursing as "the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations."

Related Career Titles
Acute CareAdmin. of Educational ProgramsAdmin. of Nursing Services
Adolescent Nurse SpecialistAdult Health CareAmbulatory Care
Ambulatory Child HealthFamily NursingAnesthesia
CardiovascularHospital AdministratorCollege/University faculty or Staff Development/Educator
PsychiatricPsychosocial NursingPublic Health
Community HealthCommunity/Mental HealthCorrectional Health
Critical CareDelivery of Services- Staff DevelopmentDevelopmental Disabilities
Diabetes NursingOncologyGerontology
Maternity NursingMedical-SurgicalPulmonary
RehabilitationRespiratoryEmergency Surgical Nurse
Mental HealthMental Health Ethnic SpecialistMidwife
NeonatalNeurologicalNursing Health Policy
Occupational HealthSchool HealthPediatric
Physiological NursingPrimary Ambulatory CareSpinal Cord Injury
Nurse PractitionerTranscultural NursingTrauma
Nurse Researcher  
Related Major Skills
Active ListeningTime Management Monitoring
Concern for OthersStress Tolerance
Critical ThinkingSocial Perceptiveness
InitiativeAble to Instruct Others
IntegrityAttention to Detail
IndependenceOral/Written Expression and Comprehension

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