Burn nurses serve a wide selection of patients. They might be caring for a teenager with multi-system trauma or a 27 year old who was injured when he came into contact with high voltage lines or a child who was the victim of non-accidental trauma. Therefore, the skills needed run the gamut also. And, burn nurses are needed to educate their fellow non-burn nurses in the very special assessments skills needed to care for these patients. This article will discuss the general work environments of the burn nurse, some skills and qualities necessary to be successful and some general duties and responsibilities. Finally, I have provided a few resources to further your interest in burn nursing.