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Why nursing in the UK Should be Your Next Career Step

  • February 24, 2016
  • By Grace
Why nursing in the UK Should be Your Next Career Step

If you’re considering a career change, there are so many options available to you, it can be hard to know where to begin. From going back to studying, to trying out short courses and looking at the endless list of career options available, sometimes sticking with a job that you’re unhappy in can seem easier than taking a big step towards a new career.

Despite all the challenges, switching to nursing is a move you definitely won’t regret, here’s why nursing in the UK should be your next career step:



One of the most common answers people give when asked what they’re looking for in a job is something that’s rewarding. As well as the financial benefits of having a successful career, knowing that you’ve made a difference to someone’s life each day is a very satisfying feeling and an essential part of nursing. Not only does it mean that you’ve helped to improve someone’s quality of life at a time in need, you can go home knowing you’ve made a difference that day which is much more than someone whose sat in an office all day. On top of the personal rewards, there are also a lot of opportunities for professional rewards and a clear route of progression.


One of the things that makes people look for a new career is monotony. Doing the same boring tasks day in day out can be really repetitive and boring, meaning that you’re no longer interested in your work. With nursing each new day is entirely different with new patients and problems you could have never predicted. Facing new challenges each day is just part of the job and always being surprised is something very few other careers offer.

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Nursing is a career which offers tons of flexibility. From shift work to bank nursing and agency work, there are many different types of work you can do across a range of healthcare sectors. From mental health to children’s nursing and working with the elderly, whatever type of care you’re interested in, there’s the opportunity to specialise. On top of this there’s the added benefit of being able to settle anywhere in the UK you like as there are nursing jobs available throughout the country.

Considering switching to in nursing is an amazing life change and arguably one of the best moves you could make. With most UK universities offering nursing degrees, why not start your journey to a fulfilling career today.

By Grace, February 24, 2016
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