Yes, nurses sometimes care for people with infectious diseases. Nurses are trained to protect themselves and others in order to minimise the risk. At the beginning of their training, nursing students are strongly advised to use different methods of boosting their immunity, e.g., having immunisations, ensuring that they follow a balanced diet and developing a healthy lifestyle to increase their levels of protection from disease.

It is a legal requirement that employers put protective measures in place to protect employees, but employees are also required to comply with these measures and to do everything in their power to protect themselves in order to prevent injury or infection. In the event that a nurse is exposed to a health risk, he or she will be treated immediately, and the necessary policies and procedures will be implemented. Please ensure that you ask your lecturers for the necessary information.