Nursing is a highly responsible and extremely varied job, where people skills and initiative are essential for the hands-on care that nurses provide. Nurses care for all ages from babies to adults who are sick, injured or have physical disabilities. As well as working in hospitals, there are opportunities across the community, such as in GP practices, clinics, and schools.
There are many different nursing roles across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, from nurse specialists, advanced nurse practitioners, community nurses to ward nurses. However you have to start somewhere…..
Your journey will usually start at university where you will study one branch of nursing, however in some universities you are able to study two branches during your course. It is also possible to change after graduating, so this doesn’t mean your career is decided.
There are four branches of nursing:
- Adult Nursing
- Children’s Nursing
- Learning Disability Nursing
- Mental Health Nursing