There are many possible careers in nursing. After successfully graduating as a Registered Nurse (RN), you will
find employment in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, community health services,
etc. According to a study by the World Health Organisation, there are 1.5 million nurses in the UK, and this
number is expected to increase in the coming years.
From health education, research, clinical practice to community nursing and hospital management, nurses can work
in many different areas. They work at all levels of the hospital, including wards, outpatient departments, ER, and
intensive care units.
Nurses in hospitals work under the direction of doctors treating patients who are admitted to the hospital. They
are involved in the most important diagnostic procedures including taking medical histories, monitoring heart
rate, blood pressure, taking temperature, and measuring vitals. Additionally, they are also required to administer
medication and perform procedures such as kidney dialysis or taking blood for laboratory tests.