Careers in nursing
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If you want to work in an environment that’s interesting, rewarding and challenging, then a career in nursing will give you plenty of scope to do exactly that. Nurses form the largest group of staff in the NHS and are a crucial part of the healthcare team.
Nurses work in every sort of health setting from accident and emergency to working in the community, in patients’ homes or schools, with people of all ages and backgrounds. Some nurses begin their career in support roles, which require no set professional qualifications to start with, and go on to do a registered nursing degree, which qualifies them to work as a nurse. Others apply straight to university to undertake their studies. Whatever route you take, you’ll need to gain a degree in nursing, during which the NHS will support you financially.