Degrees and programs

Nursing is the delivery of care to sick or injured people. Nurses are health care professionals who provide this care, and they may work in public health agencies, schools, hospitals and many other settings.

Nurses often work closely with doctors, physician assistants and other health care experts. In addition to providing care to patients, nurses may also work in clinical or research settings, and even help inform health care policies and procedures at their institutions.

There are several different types of nurses. Registered nurses (RNs) are perhaps the best-known type of nurse, but there are also multiple types of advanced practice nurses (APNs). APNs typically have advanced degrees and expertise in specific realms of nursing, such as caring for the aged or caring for those with mental health issues.