Types of nursing

Nursing gives you the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives on a daily basis. There are four key areas of nursing you can choose to specialise in, with each leading on to a wide range of rewarding roles with plenty of scope for progression.

  • You’ll deliver care and support to patients who are struggling with their mental health, helping them manage their condition with medication or relevant therapies.
     

    Becoming a mental health nurse
  • You’ll help people with learning disabilities to live an independent and fulfilling life, working alongside a multidisciplinary team as you support patients of all ages.
     

    Becoming a learning disability nurse
  • You’ll look after adult patients of all ages who suffer from long or short-term physical health conditions, assessing their needs and planning their care as you nurses them back to health.
     

    Becoming an adult nurse
  • You’ll work with children of all ages, from newborns to adolescents, providing treatment and care to them, and support to their parents or carers.
     

    Becoming a children's nurse
  • A new role within the nursing team, you'll get the chance to work across all four fields of nursing, as well as being a stepping stone to becoming a registered nurse.

    Becoming a nursing associate
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