Nursing is often considered a “career” in the profession, but the job has also earned its share of criticism.
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A nurse is often regarded as a role model to young people who want to be the kind of person who is going to be caring for their elderly parents, grandparents or aunts and uncles.
But there’s also a lot of work that nurses do that may be considered “careers” by the mainstream.
If you’re in your late 20s, you may have already taken a step towards becoming a nurse, but it’s important to remember that many other aspects of nursing do not qualify as “careercare”.
For example, it’s not uncommon for a nurse to spend a substantial portion of her day nursing patients, especially if she’s an older adult.
Nurses are also often required to attend on sick or injured patients who may require urgent medical attention.
They may also have to deal with the psychological impact of a prolonged period of isolation.
And the list goes on.
When you consider that a nurse’s job is mainly about providing care to people in nursing homes, it becomes clear that nurses don’t have the time to devote to all the other aspects that go into caring for elderly people.
To help you avoid some of the pitfalls associated with nursing, we’ve compiled some of our favourite resources to help you get the best out of a nursing career.
To start, we’re giving you a list of the main aspects that a nursing speciality might include, along with a range of resources to explore further.
To start researching, you can head to the Nursing Careers Australia website and check out the full list of roles.
You can also search by position to see if a particular role might be right for you.