Nursing involves specialized skills and application of knowledge based on education that has both theoretical and clinical components. Nurses uphold standards set forth by professional organizations and follow an established code of ethics.
The concerns of nursing focus on human responses to actual or potential health problems and are increasingly focused on wellness, an area of caring that encompasses nursing’s unique knowledge and abilities.
Nursing is rich in tradition. Further more, it is increasingly being recognized as scholarly, with academic qualifications, research and publications specific to nursing becoming more widely accepted and respected.
Nursing has evolved through history from a technical service to a person-centered process that affects the lives of others to allow maximizing of potential in all human dimensions.
This has been an active process, as the profession and the discipline of nursing has developed by using lesions from the past to gain knowledge for practice in the present and in future.