Nurses truly are the backbone of the medical world as anyone whoever has spent time in hospital will tell you. This new documentary series kicks off on RTE this afternoon which follows the men and women at different stages of their nursing training in Birmingham and Manchester, as we see the pressures, emotions and challenges they face. In this episode we meet 24-year-old Alistair as he experiences the dreaded first-day nerves, while 21-year-old Helen nears the end of a demanding three-year degree to become a children's nurse, and mature student Dany must deal with an ailing patient.