How to become a nurse

The 12th May 2020 marked 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale, one of the most influential and well-remembered nurses in modern history.

To recognise this, 2020 has been named as the World Health Organisation’s International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. The aim is to celebrate the important role that nurses and midwives play in all our lives, as well as to highlight the desperate need for more of them across the world.

Nurses are highly-skilled, multi-talented professionals who can either work in general medicine or specialise in a certain area. Have a look at the case studies below to learn more about the day-to-day lives of these everyday heroes and celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife with us.

Happy Birthday, Flo!

Kate: critical care nurse
Keilagh: student nurse
Sarah: critical care staff nurse
Jemma: dental nurse assistant
Jake: mental health nurse
Kirstie: veterinary nurse
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