Nursing Profession Overview

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Nursing is a profession within the healthcare sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and ______ so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life.

communities

Nurses can be differentiated from other healthcare providers by their approach to patient care, training, and scope of ______.

practice

Nurses practice in many specialties with differing levels of prescription ______.

authority

Nurses collaborate with other healthcare providers such as physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and ______.

psychologists

There is a distinction between nurses and nurse practitioners; in the U.S., the latter are nurses with a graduate degree in advanced practice nursing, and are permitted to prescribe medications unlike the ______.

former

Nurses develop a plan of care, working collaboratively with physicians, therapists, the patient, the patient's family, and other team members that focuses on treating illness to improve quality of ______.

life

Nurses comprise the largest component of most healthcare environments; but there is evidence of international shortages of qualified ______.

nurses

Since the postwar period, nurse education has undergone a process of diversification towards advanced and specialized credentials, and many of the traditional regulations and provider ______ are changing.

roles

Nurses practice independently in a variety of settings in more than half of the United ______.

States

Nurses develop a plan of care, working collaboratively with physicians, therapists, the patient, the patient's family, and other team members that focuses on treating illness to improve quality of ______.

life

Learn about the nursing profession, including patient care, training, practice specialties, and scope of practice. Explore the roles of nurses in healthcare environments and their impact on individuals, families, and communities.

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