A Registered Nurse help doctors give nursing and medical care to patients and provides advice and emotional support to them and their families. A nurse also educates patients and the public about medical conditions.


A nurse often starts out a hospital staff nurse and works their way with experience. They may work within Hospitals or in GP practices.

Personal Qualities:

  • Must have compassion and be sympathetic
  • Must be emotionally stable
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work with all people of all ages and backgrounds

A Typical Day:

A typical day for a Nurse might include

  • Checking and recording patients vital signs
  • Maintaining detailed reports and records
  • Offering advice on family planning and contraception
  • Giving first aid, immunization and medications

Entry Requirements

  • Must complete a Nursing and Midwifery council approved degree or diploma of higher education in nursing

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