Nurses provide general and/or specialised nursing care for the sick, injured and others in need of such care, assist medical doctors with their tasks and work with other healthcare professionals and within teams of healthcare workers. They advise on and teach nursing practice.


New workers
£ 13,196
£ 31,450
£ 47,649

Available jobs

In the past year there were 772,761 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of formal training relating to nursing practice.

  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.

  • Advises on nursing care, disease prevention, nutrition, etc. and liaises with hospital board/ management on issues concerning nursing policy.

  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.

  • Participates in the preparation for physical and psychological treatment of mentally ill patients.

  • Monitors patient.

  • Manages own case load.

  • Assists medical doctors and works with other healthcare professionals to deal with emergencies and pre-planned treatment of patients.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Nursing

  • Midwifery

  • Mental Health

  • Auditing

  • Nursing Care

  • Clinical Governance

  • Clinical Practices

  • Risk Analysis

  • Surgery

  • Social Work

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Leadership

  • Teaching

  • Planning

  • Mentorship

  • Teamwork

  • Research

  • English Language

  • Interpersonal Communications

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.