Nursing is a richly rewarding and unique occupation, with exciting opportunities to work in a range of settings and specialist areas.
Nurses work in every kind of health care setting and become managers of wards, health centres and even hospitals. They branch out into areas of research, contributing to the body of knowledge that shapes healthcare policy and practice, and they become clinical directors, practice partners and departmental leaders.
Discover more about diverse career possibilities by clicking on the sections below. NHS nurses start at level 5 and, with experience and further qualifications, can progress into a range of areas.
View the NHS Careers video 'Nursing Careers: Career Progression'.
The careers wheel was developed by the Department of Health.
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Career options after you've become a registered nurse
Jamie Waterall, National Lead for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention & Associate Deputy Chief Nurse Honorary Associate Professor.
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