What is Nursing ?
Nursing, a profession that recalls the name of Florence Nightingale is indeed one of the noblest professions in the world. It is a vital component of any form of medical care. A nurse is a healthcare professional who is focused on caring for individuals, families, and communities, ensuring that they attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and functioning. Nurses are capable of assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating care independently of physicians, and they provide support from basic care to emergency surgery.
What do I have to do ?
The work of hospital nurses consists of the physical and psychological care of people who are physically or mentally ill or physically or mentally handicapped. The essence of the work is caring. They familiarise themselves with the patient’s medical history and circumstances, keep careful records of treatment and response and carry out doctors’ instructions. Nurses work as part of a ward team which usually consists of a sister-in-charge, staff nurses, enrolled nurses, pupil and student nurses and nursing auxiliaries/assistants. At the practical level...