Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.

Nurses in America titles

CNA(certified nurses assistant)-cleans shit does dirty work

LPN or LVN(licensed practical nurse)- step above a cna but these are usually found in nursing homes now to save money over hiring rn's
RN(Registered nurse)- does everything

NP(nurse practitioner)- like a doctor. sometimes answers to a doctor for final decisions, but in some states is allowed to practice independently

CRNA(certified registered nurse anesthetist)- basically an anesthesiologist. the majority of people are put under for surgery by one of these nurses and didn't realize it was a nurse


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