Globally, there are more than 20 million nurses and every single one of them have their own story. They know about hope and courage, joy and despair, pain and suffering, and life and death. As an ever-present force for good, Nurses play a critical role in in the delivery of healthcare across an individual’s life span. They hear the first cries of newborn babies and witness the last breaths of the dying. Nurses play critical functions in preventing, diagnosing and treating a wide range of medical issues.