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A Guide To Becoming A Student Nurse

Why study Nursing?

Nursing is a profession with serious promotion opportunities. You start out as a staff nurse where you cover many areas. Which you can then specialise and gain a more senior role. The pay also gets higher the more senior you become.

Nursing is a very dynamic job. A typical day at work could be challenging yet rewarding. As well as this, with a career in nursing, you can work all over the world.

Nursing is one term for any number of jobs. A Nursing degree can be in midwifery, palliative care, school nursing, children’s nursing, adult nursing and many other areas. Your degree can therefore be tailored to make it relevant to your interests and you can switch roles relatively easily.

What qualifications do you need?

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above, plus two A-levels (or equivalent).

Some courses may ask for an A-Level in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. You may also need a CACHE qualification or diploma in childcare, education or care.

What type of degree can you study?

  • Adult Nursing
  • Mental Health Care
  • Nursing with Learning Disabilities
  • Children’s Nursing

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