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An introduction to adult nursing
When you’re a nurse, no two days are the same. You’ll work with different people every day, improving the lives of patients and advancing medical innovation and care. As a trained healthcare professional, you’ll lead teams and take on senior positions of responsibility. That’s why nurses are one of the most important parts of our health services.
Adult nurses form the largest part of the NHS’s workforce. As an adult nurse you’ll plan and deliver treatment as a vital part of a multi-disciplinary team, working with doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, healthcare assistants, and others.
Of all nursing roles, adult nurses work with the widest variety of patients. They can be any adult age, from any background, and with anything from short to long-term health problems. So to be an adult nurse, you need to be very adaptable and resilient, and good at communicating with all sorts of people and solving problems.
Working as an adult nurse is challenging but satisfying. It’s a vital role where you’ll make a real difference to people’s lives.
There’s a shortage of nurses in the UK, so an adult nursing degree will offer you fantastic employment options. And new annual payments of £5,000 up to £8,000 for all undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students will be available from September 2020.