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Nurses work to promote health, prevent disease and help patients cope with illness. They are advocates and health educators for patients, families and communities. When providing direct patient care, they observe, assess and record patient symptoms, reactions and progress. Nurses collaborate with physicians in the performance of treatments and examinations, the administration of medications and the provision of direct patient care in convalescence and rehabilitation.

Florence Nightingale introduced novel concepts to the nursing practice that decreased mortality rates. Her contributions, such as establishing the need for sanitation, recognizing dietary requirements, providing round-the-clock patient care, instituting triage, collecting statistical evidence, encouraging education and promoting advocacy, form the foundation of nursing. While these nursing fundamentals are the most important components of the practice, nurses today are expanding their role as caregivers in modern healthcare.

Nurses work in an environment that is constantly changing to provide the best possible care for patients. They are continuously learning about the latest technology and medication as well as considering the evidence that their nursing practice is based upon. It is often said that physicians cure, and nurses care.

The future of nursing will call for a shift from hospital-based to community-based healthcare demands. This is due to the largely aging population, increase in chronic diseases, and rising costs. Even though the majority of nurses are most familiar with a hospital-based practice, community-based nursing practice is on the rise. Nurses are working as Mid-Level Provider in the community at Health Wellness Center to undertake population based screening, prevention and control for Common NCDs- Hypertension, Diabetes, and the three common cancers which would strengthen existing National Programme for the Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS). It means that nurses will need to enhance their skills on independent nursing actions and in-depth head-to-toe assessment.

In the future, all of the above developments are expected to be an important part of the healthcare industry. These developments will transform healthcare to meet increased patient care demand. If you want to be in a nursing profession that takes your career to new heights,

It's a noble profession that requires a lot of dedication and commitment. Being a nurse is not without challenges Workplace violence a major challenge nurses face is violent behavior while on the job, be it from patients or coworkers. Poor Staffing is an issue of both professional and personal concern for nurses today. Nurses are often required to work long shifts at times work back-to-back or extended shifts, risking fatigue that could result in medical mistakes.Nurses face a number of workplace hazards each day while just doing their jobs. These hazards include exposure to bloodborne pathogens including HIV, HBV and HCV, injuries, and flu.

Facilitating competence and Keeping nurses happy would be our top priority.


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