Nurses look after the public, providing support and care to those who are ill, injured or disabled. To do their jobs they need to a good understanding of biology, and may also need chemistry.
These heroes work in hospitals and health clinics to help anyone in need of medical attention. A typical day could involve taking temperatures, dressing wounds, helping doctors with physical examinations and checking on the progress of patients – all before lunchtime!
Interacting with and getting to know a diverse range of people
Making a real difference to people’s lives through the work you do
Working as part of a supportive and collaborative team
Nurses need to know about a broad range of health conditions in order to help the public. This makes biology a particularly important subject for anyone considering nursing as a career. A knowledge of chemistry will also help nurses when treating patients with medicine.
Florence Nightingale is probably history’s best known nurse – many people think of her as the founder of modern nursing. She helped to make hospitals cleaner, more efficient places. Coincidentally, her name is an anagram of ‘reflecting on healing.’
Are you destined to be a surgeon or a set designer? Astronomer or animator? Game developer or GP? Find out which team you’re on by picking your favourites in our interactive game.Let’s do this!