In this career series, this provides an introductory perspective of this profession which for all its romantic associations is as demanding as rewarding. The average day in the life of a nurse which begins at 6:55 A.M.; the various type of nursing careers- general duty- office- special- clinic- etc.; the qualifications, above all a ""pleasant determination to be pleasant""; the types of training programs- particularly collegiate vs. hospital school, and the costs; the training period from year to year--- the coverage here is complete and the specifications sound. Although the conditions described to not perhaps apply to metropolitan areas- certainly, in city hospitals, since the nursing shortage, the routine of the floor nurse has been radically altered and includes little direct patient contact and care..... Basic occupational guidance.