Adult Nursing

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 ealth concerns of adults should be in an adult nurse’s knowledge and skill base. Nurses work in clinics, private health acilities, 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.