This thorough guide to education in nursing is structured into five parts:* What is nursing?* Biological sciences related to nursing* Social sciences in nursing* An introduction to clinical skills in nursing* Study skillsEmphasis in the first section is on where nursing fits into the healthcare system in the 21st century. The patient is identified as the recipient of nursing care and effective communication skills are outlined. Get Set for Nursing then provides the student with a clear and accessible guide to all elements of a nursing degree, including an introduction to biological, psychological and social sciences.It prepares the student not only for the common foundation programme element of nurse education but also nurse registration. The final sections provide the student with a guide to the nursing and study skills required at university.