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Nursing...a profession of commitment and expertise



The nurse responsible for general care is the reference person for the patient during his stay in a care institution. He/she assures, guides, supervises and supports the patient.

The work of the nurse responsible for general care is very diverse:

  • he/she is the first contact person for the patient on admission
  • he/she establishes and manages the patient's care file
  • he/sche is working closely with doctors and other health professionals
  • he/she carries out care independently and on medical prescription
  • he/she is planning and carrying out an individual programme of care for each patient

Human contact and communication with the patient and the family are very important .

He/she is also involved in :

  • guiding healthy and sick people to maintain or regain their health
  • coaching and training of students and/or new employees
  • research in the field of care

The course of training

    duration: 4 years, 2 years of which are under the aegis of the Ministry of National Education and 2 years under the aegis of the Ministry of Higher Education

The BTS Specialised Nurses (training accessible to holders of a diploma of nurse responsible for general care):

  • medical technical assistant in surgery
  • nurse in anaesthesia and intensive care
  • paediatric nurse
  • psychiatric nurse

Other BTS in Health Professions (courses accessible to holders of a secondary school leaving diploma: classical or general):

  • medical technical assistant in radiology
  • midwife

The current health crisis has demonstrated the extreme importance of these professions in our health system.

More information can be found in our brochure "Etudes et métiers: professions de santé"

and on the website of the Lycée pour Professions de Santé LTPS


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