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Advanced practice and hands-on care: the nursing specialty you might not have considered

Urology nursing is facing the challenges of COVID-19 with ‘courage in the face of adversity’

Urology nursing is facing the challenges of COVID-19 with an education plan and ‘courage in the face of adversity’

When a patient asked me recently why I had chosen urology nursing, my answer was that I ‘found’ myself working in urology because I wanted a change from spinal injury nursing, a specialty closely entwined with urology.

Perhaps the question should have been, why have you stayed in urology nursing?

Urology nursing is a broad specialty

When I started my nurse training in the 1980s, it was unusual for a nurse to perform male catheterisation. This was frustrating because we were more than capable – back then, nurses were treating patients holistically before we even knew the word.


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