Pre-registration Nursing Student

Thinking of becoming a nurse?

Nurses act as leaders, clinicians and carers, making a positive difference to the lives of their patients and taking responsibility for the care they provide to them.

The following video from the Royal College of Nursing highlights the rewarding diversity of a career in Nursing:

Registered Nurse Training will give you the time to learn and the opportunity to put theory in to practice safely by undertaking placements in many clinical areas. A typical day in nursing is busy and diverse; nurses don’t just work in hospitals. There are opportunities to work in GP surgeries, clinics, nursing and residential homes, occupational health services, voluntary organisations, the pharmaceutical industry, or in the military.

To work as a nurse, you need a degree in nursing and you must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You’ll need to choose which of the four nursing specialisms (adult, children, mental health, or learning disability) you’d like to study. Nursing requires a high level of technical competence and clinical decision-making skills. To develop these, you’ll spend half of your nursing degree on supervised placements in local hospital and community settings.

What are the entry requirements:

Universities will set the requirements needed, typically this will be:

        • five GCSE’s plus two A-Levels or equivalent.
        • A health questionnaire and identification of any special needs related to a disability
        • A clear Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)
        • An interview

The following link will enable you to find universities offering nursing degrees in England.

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/career-planning/course-finder