Adult nurse

Male adult nurse tending to patient in bed

A day as an adult nurse

Today, you are working an early shift and you start your day with a handover meeting with the nurses on the night shift who update you on the progress of your patients. During the morning, you update bedside records and help the patients with their daily tasks, such as getting them up, washed, dressed and assessing their clinical needs.

In the afternoon you spend some time with a patient who has recently suffered a heart attack, and his doctor and occupational therapist. You work together to prepare a care plan for the patient's recovery to help him regain his independence and return to work.

The challenge of doing many tasks at once is very rewarding, and you enjoy the friendly relationships you build with patients and the many staff you work with.