Employability

You’re interested caring for people as an adult nurse but are you clued up about the huge range of areas that you could specialise in as your career progresses?

Our latest figures for Nursing show 98.6 per cent of our 2015 students in work or further study six months after graduation* on an average starting salary of £22k, so why not take a look and find out! And remember, this is just a taste of the opportunities on offer for progression or specialism...

*Destination of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) report 2014/15

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Accident and Emergency

Adult mental health services encompass a wide range of community, residential and hospital based environments which support the mental health needs of adults. Specialist support can include crisis resolution, assertive outreach, acute in-patient services and primary care services.

An overview of A&E for service users

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Ciritical Care (ITU)

Critical care nursing is a complex and challenging to which many nurses aspire. Also known as ITU nurses, critical care nurses use their advanced skills to care for patients who are critically ill and at high risk for life-threatening health problems.

Why ITU might be the choice for you

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District/Community nursing

District nurses play a crucial role in the primary healthcare team. You visit people in their own homes or in residential care homes and, increasingly, provide complex care for patients and support for family members.

Watch the NHS video on district nursing careers

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Oncology nursing

Oncology nurses specialise in treating patients diagnosed with cancer. You have to be able to educate the patients and family members across the treatment and be truthful about their illness. You are required to carry out assessments on the patients medical state and intervene when needed to help improve the patients well-being and hoped recovery.

Five minutes with an acute oncology nurse

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Practice nurse in a GP surgery

As a Practice nurse you would work in a GP practice to assess, screen, treat and educate patients, and help doctors give medical care. Experience of working in chronic disease management (like diabetes or asthma), wound dressing, childhood immunisation, cervical cytology and phlebotomy (taking blood) can help you in this role.

More about general practice nursing

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Diabetes nurse

diabetes nurse helps patients that have diabetes, a disease that prevents the body from producing or absorbing enough insulin. Since much of their job is spent relaying important information between patients, doctors, and family members, a diabetes nurse's greatest asset is their ability to communicate. We offer a specialist master's programme in Diabetes Care.

Interview with a Diabetes nurse