What Nurses do?

Nurses’ responsibility varies by specialization or unit, but most share more similarities than differences. Nurses provide and monitor patient care, educate patients and family members about health conditions, provide medications and treatments, give emotional support and advice to patients and their family members and more. They also work with healthy people by providing preventative health care and wellness information.

Nurses usually work within a multi-disciplinary team but are the main point of contact for patients, often providing the most continuity of care, particularly in cases of chronic illness where the patient may be returning regularly for treatment.

Where Nurses work?

Adult nurses work mainly in hospitals and the community, attached to a health center or general practice, and in residential homes, specialist units, schools and hospitals.