Nurses use their hands, their hearts and their minds to make a difference in people’s lives, and they do it in many different ways.
- Nurses are on the frontlines, caring for people with COVID-19.
- They are watching out for kids in schools and for soldiers deployed overseas.
- They are monitoring the health of older adults so they can continue to live in their homes.
- They are using computers to track patients’ health and the spread of diseases.
- And advanced practice nurses are helping mothers give birth, providing surgical patients with anesthesia, and treating people addicted to drugs.
Nursing is one of the nation’s fastest growing occupations, and it needs compassionate people to do these jobs and hundreds more. Rhode Island especially needs nurses who can connect with people in their communities and provide care to the state’s increasingly diverse population.