Children's nurse

Female nurse in headscarf looking at camera

A day as a children's nurse

Your day starts on the children's hospital ward, monitoring the progress of a teenager who's been in a car accident. You talk with his parents, assuring them he's recovering well, and discuss future care plans. Although his mother is very upset, you manage to reassure her that her son is in safe hands, and persuade her to go home and rest.

Later, you help monitor a toddler with breathing problems. Since you can't communicate verbally, you pay close attention to the child's facial expressions and movements to try and establish how she is feeling. You enjoy being around children and young people, and making a positive difference to their lives.