Becoming a Nurse: Is nursing really the career for me? provides a comprehensive overview of the role of the Nurse in health care today. This book gives the reader an insight into nursing as a multi-dimensional profession which reflects the needs and values of society and endeavors to meet the health requirements of individuals and communities. It demonstrates through nursing theory, practical examples and personal stories how the role of the registered nurse is dynamic within the changing context of health care provision, requiring a caring approach to professional practice and commitment to working within a multi-dimension health care environment. It provides the reader with a clear, up to date and practical guide to the fields of Adult, Mental Health, Children's and Learning Disability Nursing linked to the latest NMC standards. Readers will gain an insight into the journey of becoming a nurse, from the admissions process into nursing, the student nurse experience and lastly into the role of the registered nurse in modern health care today.