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Adult nursing courses

Pre-registration courses

What is adult nursing?

Adult nursing is challenging, inspiring and rewarding.

You will come  into contact with a range of people from 16 years on. It provides  variety and brings a diverse array of challenges.

There are many  situations an adult nurse may encounter such as:

  • Providing cardiac rehabilitation to a 40 year old man who has had a heart attack
  • Assessing an 18 year old in Accident and Emergency following a motor cycle accident
  • Providing wound care to a 78 year old lady in her home

The opportunities and situations are endless...

What personal attributes does an adult nurse require?

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing situations
  • The ability to communicate effectively with people from a range of diverse backgrounds
  • Practical skills
  • The ability to remain calm in difficult situations
  • Empathy with patients and their families and the ability to gain trust
  • Confidence to make decisions
  • The ability to work independently and to work as part of a team.