A nurse takes care of their patient just like a mother takes care of her child. Shielding them from anything harmful and taking care of every activity performed by the patient and regarding the patient, so that they become healthy. They also administer the medicines regularly to their patients as well as help the doctor treat the patient successfully. He/she is the one who comes running in case of any emergency in a hospital even before the doctor does and attends the patient wholeheartedly till they recover.
The profession of nurse is a very noble one. The patients trust them with their lives and are dependent on them while they are striving to get better. Each and everything from what to eat, to what to wear, which medicine is to be administered and at what time should a patient be sponged and to when a test sample is to be taken, everything falls under the dominion of the concerned nurse. Anything and everything a doctor suggests, is implemented by the nurse only.
He/she is the point of contact for the patient and his/her family, any problem that they face is communicated to the nurse, who takes the required course of action as much as possible and falls under their area of action, if the problem still persists, then the doctor is made aware of the situation.
Nurses don’t keep taking care of the patients without any clue of what is happening with the patient and why they are being administered with the specified medicine. They attain an education and specialization in different areas such as, adult nursing, child nursing, mental health nursing, learning disabilities and so many others. They work side by side with the doctors for the attainment of the perfect health of the patient they are working on.
Different courses that can be taken up under the nursing branch are –
ADN – (Advanced Diploma in Nursing) Junior Specialist Program; which is a 2 year program,
BSN – (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Bachelor Degree Program; which is a 4 year program, and
MSN – (Masters of Science in Nursing) Master Degree Program; which is a 2 year program.
There are uncountable universities for attaining good quality education in the field of nursing, including different specialties that can be taken up by the interested students. Any student should take care of the reputation of the university they are choosing to pursue their education from. Apart from that, the fee to be paid for the program should be kept in mind, as well as the quality of education imparted there and the culture that is prevalent there and if, it promotes studying or not. Choose the best nursing schools which offer the best program, whether diploma or degree that suits your needs.