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
Get started

Interested in nursing?

Sign up for our emails to learn more about the exciting range roles, career potential, benefits and more.

Sign up
Planning a return to nursing?
Your knowledge and skills are invaluable to us, and we’re here to make your return to healthcare as straightforward as possible.

Roles you can do after qualifying

With a world of opportunity to progress throughout your career, becoming a nurse is only the beginning.
Make a comment or report a problem with this page

Help us improve