Yes, nurses sometimes care for people with infectious diseases. Nurses are trained how to protect themselves and others to minimize 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, but it is also required that employees comply with these measures and do everything in their power to protect themselves and prevent injury or infections. 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.