Whether you are a nurse or simply curious about the nursing profession, this book will both entertain and inform. I first read it as a pre-nursing student, hoping to catch a glimpse of what nurses really do. I was pleasantly surprised. In fact, several years later, as an RN myself, I still sneak it off my bookshelf to re-read now and again. There are many stories from all facets of nursing subspecialties. Having worked medical surgical nursing, I can personally vouch for the accuracy of my favorite chapter, chapter six, "The Long Hallway." The stories are diverse and compelling. It's a well written book that has potential to entertain a wide audience. Medical terminology is clearly defined for those unfamiliar with it. If you are curious about what nurses really do on any given day, don't pass this one up!