CAO Code: DC217 Nursing ‚Äì helping individuals and communities to enjoy the best health possible. A nurse has two very important roles in the community: * to help individuals/communities achieve, maintain or regain the best possible health. * to provide comfort, support and dignity in times of illness or death. It is a profession that calls for intelligence and emphathy. This degree will help you understand the needs of people who are in the care of nurses. It will also give you a sense of ‚Äòhow nursing works‚Äô, as well as the personal and professional qualities that are associated with effective nursing practice. You will learn why people are nursed in particular ways and how to deliver the nursing care that is required. Your academic learning and practical learning will go hand in hand and you will be encouraged to reflect on your experiences as you progress through the course.