Nursing is the 'best job in the world', according to a UK nursing academic and author.
Ian Peate, associate head Herefordshire University's school of nursing and midwifery, and author of Becoming a Nurse in the 21st Century, said: 'It's a smashing job where every day is different. Patients tell nurses things they don't even tell their spiritual advisor.'
He added that the role of nurses was changing. 'We are moving towards a scenario whereby people won't always have to go into hospital when they are ill,' he said. 'They may well be operated on in their GP's surgery and then nursed at home. We prepare our nurses for these new roles.'
The school has just welcomed its latest cohort of 300 nurse students.