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Nursing is referred to as a career that is both "high-tech" and "high-touch." It is based upon sound education and a caring heart.

"High-tech"
Nurses use computers, heart monitors, respirators and other specialized equipment in the course of doing their jobs.

"High-touch"
Nurses work closely with their patients, providing compassionate hands-on care and emotional support.

Sound nursing education includes:

  • Understanding anatomy and physiology of the body
  • Knowledge of drugs and their side effects
  • Modern techniques of treatment and rehabilitation
  • Communication and teaching

All of this knowledge allows nurses to meet the demand of providing optimal care to their patients.