A nurse is a person who is trained to give care to people who are sick or injured. Nurses work with [doctors] and other health care workers to make patients well and to keep them fit and healthy. ... Like doctors, nurses can choose what work they do. Some nurses train and work to help during surgery. Midwife schooling usually begins with an RN (registered nurse) credential. This can be accomplished by earning a diploma, associate's, or bachelor's degree in nursing and then passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

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They work in various environments, including hospitals, doctors' offices, nursing homes and public schools. These professionals may work on their feet for extended periods of time and sometimes might need to lift or move patients.

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