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Routes into Nursing

Whatever your previous experience and qualifications we have a route which will enable you to achieve your ambition of becoming a nurse.

For people with no formal qualifications we have an Access to Nursing course, which can lead to an undergraduate degree to become a nursing associate or one of several nursing specialisms. For graduates who are looking to change career we have postgraduate degrees enabling you to qualify in just 2 years.

Working in a variety of settings

Nurses work in a variety of settings – not just hospital wards and operating theatres. You will find nurses working in the community, visiting people’s homes, in hospices, doctor’s surgeries and care homes. Many people don’t realise that there is not just one type of nurse, you can specialise in a number of areas, which best meets your skills and career aspirations including:

Routes into Nursing

If you're passionate about getting into nursing, we have a route for you, whatever your circumstances.

Find your route into Nursing

Answer the questions in our decision tree to help you find the course that suits you to achieve your ambition of becoming a nurse.


Question 1/7

Which of the following best describes you?

Question 2/7

What is your current level of education?

Question 3/7

What experience of care do you have?

Question 4/7

For most courses leading to Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration you will need to undertake 2 10 week, full-time placements per year. Which of the following statements describes how you feel about this?

Question 5/7

How would you best describe your learning style

Question 6/7

Describe your ideal working relationship with colleagues

Question 7/7

Are there any service users you feel you’d particularly like to work with?

Allied health professional courses

You may also be interested in a number of other allied health professional courses which require many of the same skills as nurses, including:

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