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Expected to earn

A Registered Nurse can earn anything from £18 per hour upwards but this may vary depending on experience, shifts, and level of responsibility. Depending on the role, you may be required to work or be on call during the evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.

Skills and values

There are a range of skills and values that are needed for a nurse. These include:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good verbal, literacy, numeracy and digital skills
  • Team working. problem solving and decision making/critical thinking skills
  • Good observational skills and excellent attention to detail

Entry requirements

There are several routes into Nursing in Adult Social Care. You may enter:

  • via the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship
  • via a degree in your chosen branch of nursing
  • via the Nursing Associate route; or via a postgraduate qualification if you already have a degree.

What roles can I do to gain experience?

Care assistant.
Nursing associate.

Opportunities to develop

You will undergo continuous training to ensure that you are able to meet the proficiency standards required by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (mandatory for revalidation).
You will be able to access additional training as fits your role and the environment you’re working in.
You will undertake additional learning in line with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

What's next

Specialise in a particular area such as Cardiology, Musculo-Skeletal or and Asthma Nurse.
Move up into a senior or management role.

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