Careers in Focus: Nursing

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Nursing is an exciting-yet demanding-career field that offers a variety of diverse career paths and employment settings. Nurses are a vital link between patients and other medical professionals, and they often act as patient advocates and spokespersons. Simply put, the health care industry could not exist without nurses. Because of the rapidly growing elderly population and continued advances in medical technology in this country, registered nurses should have good career opportunities in the coming years.