The NHS is a treasured British healthcare institution. We belong to everyone and in 2023 we celebrate the service’s 75th anniversary. We’re here every day to help improve people’s health and wellbeing, supporting them to stay mentally and physically well, and providing quality care to help people stay well for longer.
A career with the NHS is unlike any other. You can make a significant difference to people’s lives, every single day. And with all of the skills you'll learn, qualities you'll draw on, and plenty of opportunities to flourish, it can be life-changing.
You can register for further information on a career in the NHS here.
Currently, one of the most exciting and in demand roles is nursing. Nurses are the backbone of the NHS. They work in a fast-paced team environment and help to make a difference to people’s lives every single day.
With over 50 types of nursing roles available, NHS nurses are highly specialised and highly skilled. Their work can involve anything from performing medical procedures, conducting clinical research, and creating treatment plans.
As a newly qualified nurse, you'll work as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing direct patient care. You can choose to work in a variety of settings, everything from hospital wards and operating theatres to schools and patients' homes.
A nursing degree is the UK’s most employable type of degree with 94% of graduates getting a job within six months of finishing their course. Also, nursing students can receive up to £5,000 per year to help with their studies. And you won’t need to pay it back.
Nursing could be the career for you.
Learn about the amazing opportunities a career in nursing can bring you here.
The decision to pursue a career as a nurse in the NHS can be life-changing. Every day is different, and you have the opportunity to learn, work within a team, and help patients on their journeys back to health.
Take the NHS careers quiz to see what role best suits you!
Nursing in the NHS offers incredible variety and there are a diverse range of career options available through specialisms in learning disabilities, mental health, adult and children’s nursing. Candidates for nursing university courses have access to a support system to guide them step by step through the application process, alongside tailored support. Annual payments of at least £5,000 are also available to help you in your nursing studies. And you won’t need to pay it back!
Once you have graduated, nursing is the most employable profession with 94% of graduates gaining employment within the first six months after leaving university. After qualifying as a nurse, there are endless opportunities to further your career through additional training and development opportunities or by focusing on an area that you are particularly interested in such as trauma, orthopaedics, or neonatal care.
Applications for all 2023 entry UCAS Undergraduate courses, except those with a 15 October deadline, should be completed by 18:00 (UK time) on 25 January 2023.
Keep up to date with what courses you can apply for here.
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