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Child nursing

Child nursing

Why I became a nurse- Roxana’s journey

Roles and responsibilities

A child nurse cares for both the young patient and often their families. They are the reassurance a parent or guardian needs and the friendly face a child needs when they feel scared. A child nurse often needs to look beyond the obvious to interpret a child’s behaviour and reactions as often they aren’t able to communicate in the same way an adult would. The role can see them working in hospitals and even schools with other medical professionals such as doctors, social workers, support staff and therapists amongst others.

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Hannah’s story

‘When my dad passed away, I had to take my GCSE exams and care for my mum at the same time. My health really suffered, but thanks to Craig I managed to complete my exams and achieve enough grades to enrol at college.’

Craig’s story

'Helping children like Hannah to grow up living healthy, happy lives is why I love working as a school nurse. I work to empower children to take ownership of their health needs by ensuring that they are taught what they need to know about their own health and wellbeing. 'I was fortunate to have an extremely supportive network of university staff and coursemates who aided my development and transition to a new city and way of life. I often cited my lecturers as my “University Mums” as they seemed to understand the pressures of being a first-time student, living away from home and studying on a professional course. Their enthusiasm and drive to support individuals with learning disabilities was infectious.'

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