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How do I become a nurse

You might have taken a break to raise a family, recover from an illness, care for a dependant or have a sabbatical. Or you might have already started down a different career path but realised it’s not for you.
This could be an ideal time to consider a career in nursing and whatever your circumstances, you should find a nursing job to suit you from the range of roles on offer, which include varied working hours and locations.

On leaving school with GCSEs, I got a job as a PA and then as a project manager. My career was interesting, but I never saw how my work directly affected people. Nursing offered me that ‘human touch’ – so after 11 years, I switched careers.

Read Sarah’s full story.

Don’t be put off if you don’t have specific health-related experience or qualifications. There are many transferable skills that will be very useful to you as a nurse. These include:

interpersonal skills
communication
time management
organisation
literacy and numeracy
leadership
project management.

My s…