Nurses are an integral part of modern medicine, and are sometimes referred to as the backbone of the healthcare system. They do meaningful work every day with their commitment to providing quality care. Nurses improve people’s well being, and make patients more comfortable during challenging times. Individuals who are passionate about helping others and are comfortable in a dynamic, fast-paced environment could be well suited to this career.
A career in this field can be varied, with opportunities to specialise in a number of areas after becoming a registered nurse. Opportunities include, but are not limited to: emergency nursing, intensive care, forensic nursing, pediatrics, theatre nursing, cancer & haematology, international aid, health policy or even research and academics.