Following a group of nurses, this documentary reveals their day-to-day challenges as they care for the British public and confess what they really think about their profession. Harriet is a first-year RAF student nurse on her first 10-week training placement at Birmingham City Hospital. As she suffers abuse from dementia patients and grapples with the embarrassing bodily functions that arise from their old age, she draws on her military background to stay strong. A quarter of all student nurses dropping out before completing their training; will Harriet stay the distance? With only a year on the job, Angela (22) refuses to let her limited experience hold her back. As she strives to strike a balance between being professional at work and being young and fun out of work, she finds herself increasingly drawn to the adrenaline kicks that accompany emergency nursing.