A nursing degree will allow you to work in all aspects of the healthcare system. Learning about health in the community, and in clinical settings, you will gain knowledge on how the body systems work. Most importantly you will learn how to help repair those systems when they do not work as they should. It also focuses on how to treat the patient as a whole encompassing both the medical, and the emotional, needs of a client. Within the nursing degree program you can choose an area of specification, or expertise, depending on what your ultimate interest and career goals are.