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School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa


Nursing is an important part of society, as it serves the health care needs of people everywhere. Nurses may be differentiated from other health care providers by their approach to patient care, training, and scope of practice. Nurses practice in a broad diversity of practice areas with a range of practices. Nurses have influenced health care globally by actively participating in policymaking, by continuously reviewing their roles according to the health care needs of the populations they serve, and by contributing to the health care in hospitals, in rural areas, and in the community. They also make an important contribution to education, administration, and research.


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