Urgent care nurse
Practising on the frontlines
Urgent care nurses provide crucial care for people who need help quickly or after hours.
As an urgent care nurse, you’ll find yourself in clinics that operate between primary and community care and hospitals, and your days will be varied. One minute, you could be assessing a baby with worsening flu symptoms - the next, patching up someone with a deep cut to their hand. You’ll be doing everything from giving pain meds and suturing wounds, to ordering further tests. You’ll offer a warm, friendly presence to stressed, scared patients; and develop the skills to spot people who need medical attention fast. The urgent care clinic can’t run with you!
You do nearly every kind of job you can think of.”
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