A nursing degree is a highly specialized healthcare degree. It teaches the individual both the systems of the body, and how they function. Also taught within the program is the way in which you are able to aid those functions when they do not work properly. A nursing degree entails having the knowledge to work in both a clinical, and community setting, and most importantly how to deal with the needs of a patient. Teaching that nursing is about the whole body, both physical and mental well-being, is priority number one. Within the program are different areas of specialties that you can focus on to tailor your interests and career goals.