Nurses work as part of a team in hospitals and other places too. They help with a patient's treatment and make sure that they are comfortable.
There are four areas where nurses usually work. These are:
- adult nursing
- child and adolescent nursing
- mental health nursing
- learning disabilities nursing
Nursing can be hard work! But it can also be great for nurses to see people get better and to know that they’ve helped them.
Clinical Nurse Specialists are expert nurses. They are trained in diagnosing and treating illnesses.
Nurse Consultants are nurses with lots of experience who work in research. They also help with education and training.
- District/Community Nurses care for people outside of hospital. This might be in the patient’s home, GP surgeries or nursing homes.