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What are the different career opportunities / jobs are available within the Nursing profession?

Nursing provides unprecedented opportunities to acquire, develop and maintain the knowledge, clinical and managerial skills to make a real difference to someone’s life.

“To do what nobody else will do, in a way that nobody else can do in spite of challenges faced: Is to be a Nurse”

What is interesting / fun about a Career in Nursing? Why should a young person choose a career in Nursing?

Nursing is a highly rewarding career and offers a career pathway in many different specialities at Degree level and Masters level, across varied working environments such as;

  • Oncology Nursing
  • Palliative Care Nursing
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Medical – Surgical Nursing
  • Orthopaedics Nursing
  • Operating Theatres – Surgical First Assistant
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Cardiac Nursing
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Health Visiting – School Health Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Occupational Health Nursing
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Management

Job satisfaction has emerged as an important factor in Nurses being empowered to exercise autonomy over their own practice. Nurse leaders are instrumental in setting the tone and creating the climate and culture to instigate change in the ever transformative landscape of Healthcare.

What is the demand looking like within Nursing? How will this will change in the future?

On the 11th March 2019 the World Health Organisation declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic. Nurses around the globe, inspirational individuals stepped up to the plate and are still dealing with the ravages of COVID – 19.

 Although the number of Nurses continues to rise, demand is greater than ever, as Nursing is seeing more people and patients with more complex and serious conditions, than ever before. The challenge is to deliver consistent and improving high – quality care, despite the growing demand.

Whilst healthcare landscapes may have changed the one constant, the one permanent feature is the ever presence of Nursing.

Nurses go above and beyond, they are calculated risk takers, skilled clinical decision makers in keeping people and communities healthy across a lifespan around the world.

Nursing is and will remain a profession that is founded on care and compassion for the human experience.

What skills and Qualities are desired in a candidate joining Nursing?

  • Analytical Skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Communication skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Collaborative team player
  • Cultural awareness
  • Emotional stability
  • Endurance
  • Empathy
  • Technology skills

What is the approximate salary range within Nursing?

As a Nurse depending on the area of practice, scope and clinical remit you can earn from £18,746 (Nursing Assistant starting salary point excluding allowances) to £61,059 (Clinical Nurse Manager max salary point excluding allowances).

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