Nursing is a diverse and rewarding career. From the cradle (maternity, midwifery, child and family health) to the grave (emergency, aged care, palliative care), nurses are there. Nursing graduates are virtually guaranteed a job due to the shortage of qualified nurses in Australia and overseas. But what is it really like to be a nurse?
From the personal experiences of working nurses, Career FAQs : Nursing shows how far the profession had moved from the days when dragon-eyed matrons imposed curfews on young nurses who had to leave the profession when they married. We interview nurses specialising in areas such as aged care, general practise nursing, drug and alcohol services, mental health, midwifery, operating theatre nursing, diabetes care, paediatrics and sexual health, to give you an idea of the possibilities of a nursing career. Find out what these nurses do, what they love and what they don't.
Nurses are the heart of the health system and their career options extend far beyond the hospitals. See if this is the caring profession for you.
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 19th May 2006