Roles in nursing
Nursing offers you the chance to make a difference to people's lives and have a career with excellent employment prospects.
Whatever your role, being a nurse is as rewarding as it is challenging. Your training will also give you the practical and technical skills you need throughout your career. You will need to train in either adult, child, learning disability or mental health nursing before being able to take further training and specialising.
You'll provide complex care for patients and support for family members in people's homes and in residential care homes.
General practice nurse
You'll work in GP surgeries and involved in most aspects of patient care such as taking blood samples and wound management.
You'll work with families to give pre-school-age children the best possible start in life.
You'll care for newborn babies who are born premature or sick and may have problems such as respiratory difficulties or nutritional needs.
You'll work with healthcare support workers and nurses to deliver care for patients and the public. You'll also have the opportunity to train as a nurse.
You'll provide similar care to GP nurses along with supporting people with mental health and substance misuse problems.
You'll promote healthy lifestyles and prevent illness with school age students.
You'll work with patients of all ages in each phase of their operation.
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