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Adult Nurse Profile

Adult Nurse Profile


This Section of the site details information that you might find useful if you are looking to secure employment or require further details regarding working as an Adult Nurse. This page details the following Information:-

  • Finding Suitable Work as an Adult Nurse
  • Working Duties Expected
  • Hours and Environment
  • Working Skills Required
  • Training Requirements
  • Salary Expectations
  • Trade Information
  • Other useful Adult Nurse Work Information

Finding Suitable Work

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Working Duties Expected

Adult nurses work in hospitals or in the community, nursing sick and injured adults back to health. Each nurse is normally responsible for a number of patients. Their tasks include:

· finding out about patients’ clinical history and circumstances
· writing a care plan
· observing and assessing patients’ progress, in consultation with doctors
· counselling patients and their relatives
· checking temperatures, blood pressure and respiration rates
· helping doctors with physical examinations
· giving drugs, injections, blood transfusions and drips
· cleaning and dressing wounds.

Nurses may also carry out more routine tasks, such as making beds or giving personal hygiene care. However, this work is often done by healthcare assistants, who are supervised by nurses.

Nurses in the National Health Service (NHS) work 37.5 hours a week. This may include early, late and night shifts. Many NHS employers offer flexible working hours and career breaks.

Adult nurses may work in hospitals, hospices, GP surgeries, prisons, in industry or in patients’ homes. In hospital, nurses may work in wards or outpatient clinics, or in special units such as intensive care, operating theatres or accident and emergency.

In the NHS, salaries range from around £18,114 a year for a newly-qualified nurse, to over £50,000 for nurse consultants. Salaries in private hospitals and nursing homes vary considerably. An adult nurse must be able to:

· get on well with patients of all ages and backgrounds
· work well alone and as part of a team
· cope with a demanding workload
· use tact and patience, and be able to stay calm in a crisis
· use computers.

Nursing students study towards a degree or a diploma course, or a postgraduate course if they already have a degree. The course starts with a year-long Common Foundation Programme, covering the basic principles of nursing. Students then go on to do a specific programme in adult nursing. They usually have to decide which branch of nursing they wish to specialise in at the beginning of the course. For more general information about becoming a nurse, see Nurse. On completing their course, adult nurses must register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).

Registered nurses can take further specialist training to become community or district nurses, practice nurses in GP surgeries, health visitors, prison nurses or occupational health nurses.

With experience, nurses may take on a sister or charge nurse role. They may progress to managerial roles, qualify as nurse teachers or undertake research. It is also possible to become a clinical leader and work as a nurse consultant.

Similar Roles & Job Descriptions: 

Children's Nurse
District Nurse
Health Promotion/Education Specialist
Health Visitor
Healthcare Worker
Learning Disability Nurse
Mental Health Nurse
Occupational Health Nurse
Occupational Therapist
Operating Department Practitioner
Residential Social Worker

Other Useful Adult Nurse Work Information

We have a section available at this site on Adult Nurse job interview tips that you may find of interest should you wish to brush up your skills in this area and we also have number of career articles that may also be of use to you from within our guides and documents section.

Locations where we feature Jobs include:-
Aberdeen, Berkshire, Aberdeen, Bath, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Cardiff, Central London, Cheltenham, Cornwall, Coventry, Derby, Devon, Docklands, Dorset, Dundee, Durham, East Midlands, East Sussex, Edinburgh, Essex, Glasgow, Gloucester, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leeds, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Midlands and in various parts of the West Midlands

Details of other Adult Nurse Jobs can also be found in other UK wide areas including:-
Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Norfolk, North London, North Midlands, Northampton, Northamptonshire, Northern Ireland, Northumberland, Norwich, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Plymouth, Salisbury, Scotland, Sheffield, Shropshire, Somerset, South East, South London, South Midlands, Southampton, Staffordshire Surrey, Swansea, Swindon, Telford, Wales, Warwickshire, West End, West London, West Midlands, Worcestershire, York and throughout Yorkshire.

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