Nurse visiting senior woman at home with family

What Is The Role Of A Nurse?

According to the American Association Colleges of Nursing, there are 3.8 million nurses in the U.S.. Nurses make up the largest group of healthcare professionals. Nurses are pivotal and foundational providers of healthcare. But what exactly is the role of a nurse? 

Role of a Nurse

 To advocate and support patients and families.

 Educate and reinforce the plan of care for patients and their families.

 Driving change and improvement in healthcare.

‍  Communication facilitators between healthcare professionals.

 Giving medications and treatments ordered by doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

 Operating medical equipment and high-tech machines. Including educating patients and family members on how to use different equipment. 

 Hands on care.

  • Bathing
  • Feeding
  • Wound care
  • Dressing changes
  • IV placement
  • Lab draws
  • Different types of tube placement
  • Injections
  • And much more 

 Obtaining vital signs and monitoring symptoms and health conditions.

 Connecting the dots and directing patient care in facilities, homes, schools, organizations, and so much more!

Nursing is a Diverse Profession

The role of a nurse varies from type of facility, between specialties, and departments. Because of this, registered nurses have so many different jobs, duties, and responsibilities. Nurses are talented advocates and skilled caretakers of the people in our communities. While it is impossible to list every role of a nurse, our short list gives you a peek into the role of a nurse.

Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers. It requires constant learning, compassion, and commitment to patient care. The Navi Nurse team would not trade being a nurse for any other profession.