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Adult nurse

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I work with adults of all ages who suffer from long or short‑term physical health conditions. It’s my aim to improve the patients’ quality of life, whatever their situation, so building a trusting relationship with each is essential.

Top skills

Listening and communication skills

Care and compassion

Critical thinking

Other roles adult nursing could lead to:

District nurse

General practice nurse

Rehabilitation nurse

Older people nurse

A&E nurse

Intensive care nurse

Theatre nurse

Cancer and palliative care nurse

Community nurse

Occupational health nurse


Care home nurse

What training do I need to become an adult nurse?

An Adult Nursing degree and to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Bursary info

Funding packages are available for eligible nursing and midwifery degree students including a non-means tested and non-repayable bursary which will rise to £10k per year, from 2020/21. For more info, visit Student Awards Agency Scotland and check out our handy guide.

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