by Vicki Thornley, MSN, RN, CNE, Covenant School of Nursing

Nursing in the 21st century requires skill sets far beyond those that Florence Nightingale identified. This WebQuest is designed with two purposes in mind: to help the beginning nursing student identify the roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse and to direct the student to web resources important to the practice of nursing.

Introduction

If you ask 10 people "What does a nurse do?" - you will get 10 different answers.  Some will center around "caring" or "cares for" and others will point to "skills" and "know-how".  When you complete nursing school and pass your licensing exam, you will be a nurse.  What will you do?