Qualifications Needed to be a Nurse in the UK


Qualifications Needed to be a Nurse in the UK

July 26, 2022

So, how do you become a nurse in the UK? On this page, we’ll discuss the basics. Your new career starts here! 

A Nursing Degree

A nursing degree is almost always required in the UK regardless of which specialism or sector you choose. More information is available via UCAS here.

Choose Your Specialism

When training to become a nurse, you’ll have to choose from one of the four main specialisms:


  • Adult nursing
  • Child nursing
  • Mental health nursing
  • Learning disability nursing


Each of these options come with their own idiosyncrasies and challenges. The NHS has more info here

Register With the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Once trained, you’ll need to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This will get you well on your way to starting the career of your dreams!

Kickstart Your Healthcare Career With PlaceMe

Get in touch with us at PlaceMe UK today to get started on your new healthcare journey.

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