Nursing professionals

Duties and tasks

  • Planning, providing and evaluating nursing care for patients according to the practice and standards of modern nursing
  • Coordinating the care of patients in consultation with other health professionals and members of health teams
  • Developing and implementing care plans for the biological, social, and psychological treatment of patients in collaboration with other health professionals
  • Planning and providing personal care, treatments and therapies including administering medications, and monitoring responses to treatment or care plan
  • Cleaning wounds and applying surgical dressings and bandages
  • Monitoring pain and discomfort experienced by patients and alleviating pain using a variety of therapies, including the use of painkilling drugs
  • Planning and participating in health education programmes, health promotion and nurse education activities in clinical and community settings
  • Answering questions from patients and families and providing information about prevention of ill-health, treatment and care
  • Supervising and coordinating the work of other nursing, health and personal care workers
  • Conducting research on nursing practices and procedures and disseminating findings such as through scientific papers and reports

    Skill level

    Highly skilled