This refers to the profession of nursing, in all its phases, a profession that has in forty years developed as much in its way as its partner, medicine. Analysis of the physical and educational requirements, the personality qualifications, the good nursing schools and the bad and how to pick the right one, the course to take, the procedure and progress from novice to graduate. The life, the classes, the regulations and the reasons for them. The clinical and hospital experiences. Then a summary of the types of nursing and the opportunities opening out for good nurses. Suggestions of preparations while still in school, and a question and answer department, covering stray facts that are still ""at large"". Good vocational book, written with serious intent, but occasionally cheapened by a flippant touch.