No two careers in nursing are the same. There are so many different career options that whatever your interests, experience or passion there will be a role to suit you.

Whether you’ve just left school or university, are thinking about returning to work and becoming a nurse, or want to switch career, this section explains how to get into nursing and what to expect when you get there.

Find out more about the four main nursing specialisms.

Understand the different types of pre-registration nursing courses, and which are most appropriate for you and your circumstances.

Interests can and do change over time, so every nurse will follow a different career path. If you’re prepared to work hard and build your skills and experience, then your nursing career – wherever and whenever it starts – could take you almost anywhere.