Nurse

Nurse

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.

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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!

What's cool about being a nurse?

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

Subjects you'll need

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.

Fun fact

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.’

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