How to become a critical care nurse: Kate's story

Meet Kate, 21, and find out about her life as a critical care nurse working in the NHS. Part of the BBC Bitesize World of work series.

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I absolutely love being a nurse and seeing my patients smile.

  • Kate is a critical care nurse in a hospital.
  • It's her job to do regular observations of her patients, to check if they are getting better or more ill.
  • Kate started working as a nurse the Monday after she finished her university degree.

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