Five things nurses are really good at – and sometimes better than doctors

Nurses do many things that only doctors used to do. And they do them very well. Patients may be worried if they meet a nurse when they expect to see a doctor. But they shouldn’t be.

The reasons nurses do doctors’ jobs is due to a shortage of doctors and advances in medicine and surgery. Doctors and surgeons can do things that are more complex than in the past. People live longer and more people need to see a doctor these days. Doctors take on new jobs and leave some behind. And some of the jobs they leave behind are picked up by nurses.