Nursing encloses independence and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups, and communities, sick or well, and in all positions. It includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of the ill, disabled, and so on. Nurses save and improve lives as front line members of the health care delivery team. They unaccompanied assess and monitor patients, and taking an integrated approach, determine what patients need to attain and preserve their health. Within this broad scope of health care, the occurrence of specific concern to nurses are individual, family, and group responses to actual or potential health problems.
Nurses have a plethora of career opportunities across the world. Students who are pursuing their career as a nurse can apply for jobs not only in private but also in government-run hospitals, nursing homes, orphanages, old age homes, industries, sanatoriums, and the armed forces. They can also seek employment in the Indian Red Cross Society, Indian Nursing Council, State Nursing Councils, and different other nursing institutions. Nurses who have completed the Auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM) course get to work as primary health workers and midwives in primary health care centers.