Registered Nurse Practitioners

Registered nurse practitioners provide nursing care for the sick, injured and others in need of such care, assist medical doctors with their tasks and also provide care independently, including diagnosing patients, the ordering and interpretation of tests, the determination of treatment and prescription of medication.

Entry Reqirements

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Typical Tasks

  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.
  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.
  • Monitors patient’s progress, administers drugs and medicines, applies surgical dressings and gives other forms of treatment.
  • Interviews and diagnoses patients, orders tests and interprets results and determines appropriate treatments.
  • Manages own case load.
  • Assists medical doctors and works with other healthcare professionals to deal with emergencies and pre-planned treatment of patients.

Desired Skills

Active Listening, Speaking, Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Writing, Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Mathematics, Science

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