How to Become a Nurse in the UK

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Nursing is quite a noble profession around the world. It has been one of the more sought after positions in the UK. With an aging population coming there will be an incredible demand for more well trained and qualified nurses. Nursing can provide an excellent income and fill your day with rewards.

How to Become a Nurse in the UK

  • Decide the field of nursing in which you are most interested. You have a choice of child, adult and mental health. Midwifery is a specialty in which you would help delivering babies.

  • Have your academic records evalutated. If you completed your A-levels at school then you can apply directly to nursing school. If you only went up to your G.C.S.E years, you may need to take an access to nursing course before you apply.

  • Look at your financial situation. Many universities will offer you scholarships to study nursing. The National Health Service pays your university fees and you earn a small salary. This can help greatly with the costs of university and give you some on the job experience.

  • Start applying for your place at nursing school. Don't delay as most universities only take applications once or twice a year. A nursing program usually lasts three to four years so make sure you can make the time commitment.

Tips & Warnings

  • Nursing is a noble but demanding career. Make sure you consider the decision carefully.

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