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Nursing, it’s not just a job, it’s a profession.

A profession is any job where you need specialized knowledge and training. Nursing combines science and technology with people skills like: communication, problem solving, teaching, and compassion. As a nurse, you will touch people’s lives at a time when they need help.

The variety of opportunities for nurses is endless. A nurse can earn a competitive salary and work anywhere in the world. Nurses can specialize in the same way doctors do in areas such as pediatrics, geriatrics (caring for the elderly), emergency medicine, etc. With advanced education, nurses can become independent clinical specialists like nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists or nurse practitioners.

Nursing is one of the most respected professions in the world. Nursing is expected to grow faster than all other occupations through 2009 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). In other words, there will always be jobs for nurses.