Training to be a nurse

Nursing offers an opportunity to do something of great value both to individuals and to society as a whole.Nursing job opportunities, according to the UKCES are predicted to increase significantly between now and 2022 as the population grows and people live longer.There are many nursing specialisms, such as children’s nurse, practice nurse or theatre nurse and nurses work in many fields, such as private healthcare, hospitals and the Armed Forces.To be a nurse you must hold a degree in pre-registration nursing, which leads to registration with the nursing and midwifery council (NMC) – this allows you to practice.It is possible to work up to a nursing role from a healthcare assistant position – but this does still involve undertaking a degree. Many colleges offer Access to HE courses, which you can find on our search page.Knowing or anticipating developments which affect employment is a valuable tool for making informed choices and recorded, historical employment statistics reflect developments that have changes industries over time - for example, the discovery of penicillin changes healthcare and the 1902 Education Act affected the building and construction industries as well as teaching because it led to more schools being built.infographic curtesy of LMI for All

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