Adult nursing is a specialty in the field of nursing that covers a wide range of skills
and knowledge necessary to care for adult patients. Nurses must be prepared to help
patients with acute and chronic physical illness, within community and hospital settings.
Adult nursing has a number of sub-specialties ranging from cardiac care to geriatrics
and hospice care. Any and all health concerns of adults should be in an adult nurse's
knowledge and skill base. Nurses work in clinics, private health facilities, hospitals,
hospices, or other health care facilities. They usually work closely with a health care
team that can include physicians, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists,
dieticians and nutritionists, additional nurses, and other health care professionals.
Within adult nursing perinatal and geriatric nursing are separate fields of study that
require a specific set of skills to practice. However, they do fall under the larger
umbrella of adult nursing.|
Adult Nursing Theories and Models