Ann Latsky Nursing College

Sunday, 21 January 1900 00:00

Private Bag 40

Aucklandpark

Gauteng

2006

 

Tel  : 011-644-8900

Fax : 086-443-7935

 

What does a career in nursing entail?

Nursing, as a profession, is based on scientific knowledge which is acquired during the four years of study at a nursing college.

This knowledge will equip nurses to help prevent disease, to educate people on health issues, enhance health and support ill patients both physically and psychologically. As a dedicated health care professional, you will be required to treat every patient as an individual and consider all aspects of the patient e.g. their physical, psychological and social well-being.

A nurse is an independent practitioner guided by nursing acts and ethical codes. Nursing is an extremely rewarding career as you have the opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives on a daily basis.

After completion of the four year basic nursing programme, an opportunity exists for qualified nurses to further their education in various specialties e.g. nursing education, nursing management, critical care nursing, trauma and emergency nursing, operating theatre nursing, primary health care, orthopedic nursing, child nursing etc.

Nursing as a Career

“There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways” - Mother Theresa