Nursing is a challenging, gratifying career that involves treating and educating patients during times of physical and emotional need. Nurses are special people who have a unique ability to work well with others; show compassion, caring and empathy for patients; and the ability to maintain professionalism in stressful situations. Nursing is not a field for everyone, but is extremely rewarding for those who are called to do it.
Nurses work in all medical facilities and specialties. Since nurses are needed all over the world, they are often in high demand. Nursing salaries vary drastically depending upon location, experience, specialty, shifts and other factors.