Nursing covers independent and mutual care of persons of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. Nursing includes the encouragement of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people. support, promotion of a safe atmosphere, research, involvement in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management, and education are also key nursing roles.
To work in the nursing profession, all nurses hold one or more qualifications depending on their scope of practice and education. A licenced practice nurse (LPN) (also referred to as a licensed vocational nurse, registered practical nurse, enrolled nurse, and state enrolled nurse) works independently or with a registered nurse (RN). The most significant differentiation between an LPN and RN is found in the requirements for entry to practice, which determines entitlement for their scope of practice. For example, Canada requires a bachelor's degree for the RN and a two-year diploma for the LPN. A registered nurse provides scientific, psychological, and technological knowledge in the care of patients and families in many health care settings. Registered nurses may earn additional credentials or degrees
Allied Health Professions are a distinct group of health professionals who apply their expertise to prevent disease transmission, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate people of all ages and all specialties. Together with a range of technical and support staff they may deliver direct patient care, rehabilitation, treatment, diagnostics and health improvement interventions to restore and maintain optimal physical, sensory, psychological, cognitive and social functions.