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.
As a children’s nurse, you’ll work with patients from newborn babies to young adults, with a range of conditions. You’ll plan and deliver treatment, supporting both patients and their families.
When a child is sick or injured it can be very distressing for the patient and their family. Children’s nurses also need to be able to provide comfort and reassurance. To be a children’s nurse, you need to be a good communicator, approachable, and highly observant.
Working in children’s health 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 a children’s 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.