International students wishing to register and work in the UK nursing profession are required to complete the Overseas Nursing Programme (ONP) as part of their studies. The ONP empowers worldwide understudies to become registered nurses in the UK, where they are then enrolled to work in either the NHS or the private area.


The ONP might be incorporated as a major aspect of BSc (Hons) and MSc courses in International Nursing Studies and understudies can in this manner gain an undergrad/postgraduate certificate in International Nursing Studies, getting enrollment with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to work in the UK. Every one of these courses are full-time for one year, during which time students are given the option to undertake the ONP, which involves 400 hours of supervised practice placement. Amid study, global understudies learning at colleges in the UK are allowed to work 20 hours out of every week amid term time and full-time amid occasions.

Most nursing degrees last for four years and students will cover a wide variety of the different aspects of Nursing during this time. Necessary courses in life sciences will occur; while situations in the different network and medicinal focuses will empower understudies to increase the firsthand experience of their profession. Lectures, tutorials, practical sessions and group work will cover each aspect of Nursing during the study.

Careers in Nursing

Nursing graduates can focus on four separate areas during study – adult, child, learning disability and mental health – which will shape your future career. No two days for a fully qualified nurse are ever the same, and choosing what to focus on at the beginning of your career does not mean you are held in that particular environment permanently.

Nursing Entry Requirements In UK

Nursing is an extremely focused territory of study and it is basic to exhibit academic significance while applying, but also have the right personality to take on such a demanding role.  Students must have extraordinary numeracy and proficiency abilities, be outstanding communicators and can work as a part of a gathering in high weight conditions.

Below is a list of 65 things you can do with different types of nursing degrees. A portion of these positions do require extra specific preparing and many will expect you to hold a graduate degree (MSN).

1. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse

Work with people with psychiatric problems in hospitals or psychiatric wards and prisons. Psychiatric mental health nursing is a specialty within nursing. They work with individuals, families, groups, and communities, assessing their mental health needs. The PMH nurse develops a nursing diagnosis and plan of care, implements the nursing process, and evaluates it for effectiveness. Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (PMH-APRNs) offers primary care services to the psychiatric-mental health population.

2. Physician’s Office Nurse

Provides patient care by conducting patient assessments, administering treatment and medications, performing diagnostic tests, and arranging patient follow-up. Records medical history and symptoms, completing documentation in the medicalrecord. They work directly with people and the job tends to be 9 to 5.

3. Nurse Case Manager

Case management nurses are registered nurses who coordinate all aspects of the care of individual patients. They guarantee appropriate use of administrations and assets too. Case managers give help inside, between, and outside of offices. Nurses working in case management facilitate outstanding patient care using fiscally responsible strategies. They are experts at obtaining resources. Case managers work with patients, families and other professionals. Case managers need to be clever communicators, efficient, and creative.  An ADN or BSN is satisfactory for this job.

4. Nursing Informatics Specialist

This requires an MSN degree specialization.

5. School Nurse

School nurses work across education and health, providing a link between school, home and the network. Their aim is improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people. They work with families and young people from five to nineteen and are typically connected to a school or gathering of schools. They work specifically with youngsters. You will have some time off amid school occasions.

6. Legal Consultancy Nurse

A legal nurse consultant bridges gaps in an attorney’s knowledge. While the attorney is an expert on legal issues, the Legal Consultancy Nurse is an expert on nursing and the health care system. Legal consultancy nurse screen cases for merit, assist with discovery; conduct the existing literature and medical research; review medical records; identify standards of care; prepare reports and summaries on the extent of injury or illness; create demonstrative evidence and locate or act as expert witnesses. The legal nurse consultant acts as a specialized member of the litigation team whose professional contributions are often critical to achieving a fair and just outcome for all parties.

7. Research Nurse

Gives you the opportunity to pave the way for the future. Nursing research is research that provides evidence used to support nursing practices.

8. Diabetes Management Nurse

A primary role for nurses is that of a diabetes self-management educator who provides information to patients with pre-diabetes and diabetes in an effort to help patients make informed decisions about prevention and managing their condition. Work directly with people with diabetes.

9. Cruise Ship Nurse

This is a fantastic opportunity for those who want to travel the world. You will generally have a reasonably low workload, but you do have to be on call around the clock.

10. Camp Nurse

Work in summer camps involving children. However, there are also increasing numbers of health-related camps, such as those for people who are overweight.

12. Staff Nurse

Staff Nurse the title and position accorded to a registered Nurse Who is working as a permanent or Contract member of staff as Health Care Team Member of a Hospital. They work regular hours with reasonable pay in a hospital or any healthcare setting.

13. Nurse Midwife

Nurse-midwifery is a nursing specialization dealing with pregnancy, labor, and postpartum concerns. As a nurse midwife, you’ll work with moms to guarantee their security amid the labor procedure and in addition the wellbeing of their infant kid. Help convey babies. You will likewise be associated with giving bet and post-natal consideration.

14. Insurance Firm Nurse

Insurance companies often need nurses to assess claims. Managed care is a type of health care system in which patients are only able to see certain designated medical professional. Some examples of managed care health insurance plans include Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO’s) and Preferred Provider Plans (PPO’s) as well as government-funded healthcare assistance programs. These managed care plans focus on preventive health care in an effort to keep costs down, and frequently offer motivating forces to doctors and human services offices that partake in these plans.

15. Prison Nurse

This is incredibly hard work and not for the faint of heart. Correctional nursing is a highly specialized field of nursing that involves caring for the medical needs of detainees and inmates. These nursing professionals treat a wide array of medical problems each and every day, from acute illnesses to medical emergencies.

18. District Nurse

Take responsibility over health delivery and health promotion in a specific district.

19. Learning Disabilities Nurse

 Learning disability nurses work to provide specialist healthcare and support to people with a learning disability, as well as their families and staff teams, to help them live a fulfilling life.

20. Occupational Health Nurse

Occupational health nursing is a specialty nursing practice that provides for and delivers health and safety programs and services to workers, worker populations, and community groups.

21. Pediatric Nurse

Pediatric nurses are registered nurses (RNs) and usually have a four-year Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degrees (BSNs) Certification: Certification for pediatric nurses and pediatric nurse practitioners is available from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). They work with children between the ages of 0 and 19.

22. Pharmaceutical Nurse

This is an interesting field for nurses who no longer wish to work directly with patients. Working for pharmaceutical companies is a very interesting alternative.

23. Public Health Nurse

Public health nurses care for entire populations. By working with whole communities, public health nurses are able to educate people about health issues, improve community health and safety and increase access to care.Though this role is often reserved for those with an MSN degree, a BSN along with state public health certification would suffice in some states.

24. Plasma or Blood Bank Nurse

You will take plasma and blood from donors, encourage others to donate, test blood and more.

25. Home Health Nurse

You get to build a long lasting relationship with your patients, whom you will see in their homes. Home health nurses provide one-on-one care for patients in their homes. Home healthcare may involve assisting patients with basic needs such as bathing and dressing, as well as more specialized services such as wound care, medication management, and IV therapy

26. Hospice Nurse

Hospice nursing is hard, as you will be dealing with people who are dying. Your role will be to allow them to do so comfortably and in a dignified manner, and supported by their loved ones.

27. Surgery Nurse

Assist surgeons during procedures, as well as look after patients during recovery.

28. Critical Care Nurse

A critical care nurse, also sometimes referred to as an ICU nurse, is a type of nurse that provides care to patients that are in critical condition. Some critical care nurses also work inwards or units that take care of patients only with specific medical problems, such as critical care burn units. Critical care nursing is one of the most fast-paced jobs.

29. Emergency Room Nurse

You will never know what sort of cases you are going to get. Expect long, unsociable hours in a fast-paced environment.

30. Managed Care Nurse

For those with chronic or terminal conditions, who require specialized care at home and/or in health care settings for the rest of their lives.

31. Dermatological Nurse

Dermatology nurses work specifically in the treatment and care of patients with diseases, wounds, injuries, and other skin conditions. Perform and assist with cosmetic dermatology procedures. Assess, monitor and treat skin wounds, including burns and ulcersThis allows you to treat skin conditions.

32. Plastic Surgery Nurse

Plastic surgery is often done for cosmetic reasons, although it is also done for people with disfigurements and scars.

33. Burns Unit Nurse

Work with people who have suffered burns, including fire burns and acid burns.

34. Oncology Nurse

An oncology nurse is a specialized nurse who cares for cancer patients. These nurses require advanced certifications and clinical experiences in oncology further than the typical bachelorette nursing-program provides.They work with cancer patients.

35. Rehabilitation Center Nurse

Help people who have had an accident or other physical issues to regain as much mobility as possible.

36. Charity Nurse

Numerous charities employ nurses, many of which provide disaster relief.

37. Traveling Nurse

Traveling nurses are sent from one place to the next for short durations of time to cover in hospitals and care settings with an acute shortage of nurses.

38. Rural Nurse

Many nurses work specifically in areas with poor access to health care.

39. Outpatient Care Nurse

Outpatient care is one of the easier sides of nursing, as it allows you to treat patients ad hoc and then send them back home.

40. Nurse Anesthetist

Administer anaesthesia during surgical procedures.

41. Health Administration Nurse

Health administration allows you to work in a range of healthcare fields, where you can influence policy development.

42. Clinical Nurse Specialist

A Clinical Nurse Specialist has a specialization in a very targeted area of nursing practice, such as women’s health.

43. Clinical Nurse Leader

This is the newest nursing role, whereby your goal will be to improve safety outcomes and care quality for patients.

44. Family Nurse Practitioner

A family nurse practitioner provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages, genders, diseases, and body systems.  They work with everybody in the family, seeing them as a full unit rather than groups of individuals.

45. Nutrition and Fitness Nurse

Work directly with individuals who hire you on a personal level.

46. Acute Care Nurse

Adult-gerontology acute care is a very popular field of work, where you take care of adult patients with various problems as and when they present themselves. The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse who has completed an accredited graduate-level educational program that prepares them as a nurse practitioner.

47. Community Nurse 

Community nursing is nursing care delivered outwith acute hospitals, for example in the home, within General Practice facilities, in community hospitals, in police custody, at a school or in a care home. Represent an entire community of people, usually underserved ones.

48. Quality Nurse

Quality improvement can be achieved in all areas of nursing.

49. Public Health Research Nurse

In public health nursing, public health nurses care for the total population. By working with total communities nurses are able to teach people about health issues, improve community health and safety and increase access to care. They believe a person’s health is affected by factors such as genetic makeup, lifestyle and environment. Nurses go into communities to help people improve their health and prevent disease. See whether certain initiatives have actually improved the health outcomes of the population and why.

50. Disease Prevention Nurse

Help stop the spread of infectious diseases. Preventative health care has become an increasingly popular area of the health care sector. Using a variety of methods to educate populations and avoid illnesses,Preventative health care informs populations, promotes healthy lifestyles and provides early treatment for illnesses. In the industry, the emergence of health care reform and an increased number of individuals suffering from chronic conditions has led to an amplified role for nurses in disease prevention.

51. Epidemics Research Nurse

There is a significant worry that we are on the brink of a new epidemic or pandemic, like Ebola. Nurses are expected to inquire about the different new ailments and think of fixes and systems to counteract spreading.

52. Federal Health Care Nurse

Work on federal health care development programs to affect outcomes for various populations.

53. Disaster Management and Relief Nurse

Provide health care to affected populations after a disaster. Disaster nursing can be defined as “the adaptation of professional nursing knowledge, skills and attitude in recognizing and meeting the nursing, health and emotional needs of disaster victims.

54. Environmental Health Nurse

Environmental health, how our behavior affects the planet and how the planet affects our health are very important issues to look at for a nurse..

55. Industrial Nurse

This is closely related to occupational health, although this type of nurse will look more at overall risk and hazard prevention.

56. Forensic Nurse

Forensic nursing is often required after crimes have been committed. They have a variety of roles, including evaluating and caring for victims of assault, domestic abuse, child and elder abuse, neglect, and sexual crimes. As they treat the victim, forensic nurses collect and secure evidence.

57. Ambulatory Care Nurse

Ambulatory care nursing is the nursing care of patients who receive treatment on an outpatient basis, ie they do not require admission to a hospital for an overnight stay. with ambulatory care, cases that would usually require stay in hospital are resolved on an outpatient basis.

58. Flight or Transport Nurse

Help treat people who have to be expatriated due to illness or injury. A transport nurse is a type of nurse that administers medical care to patients that are being transported to healthcare facilities, usually hospitals. Transport nurses that work on the ground typically work in ambulances, while flight nurses typically work aboard medical transport aircraft.

59. HIV/AIDS Nurse

HIV/AIDS continues to be a significant health issue that requires research, development and care.

60. Genetics Nurse

 A genetics nurse is an RN with additional training and education in genetics. Genetic nurses care for patients who are at risk for, or are affected by, diseases with a genetic component including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease among others.

61. NICU Nurse

A neonatal nurse must be a registered nurse (RN) with a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN). You must be certified in Neonatal Resuscitation and/or Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing. A minimum number of years of clinical experience in a hospital setting also required to become a NICU Nurse

62. Peri-Anesthesia Nurse

Perianesthesia nursing is a nursing specialty practice area concerned with providing nursing care to patients undergoing or recovering from anesthesia. Perianesthesia nursing encompasses several subspecialty practice areas and represents a diverse number of practice environments and skill sets.

63. Radiology Nurse

A radiology nurse, also referred to as a medical imaging nurse, is a nursing professional that cares for patients that must undergo diagnostic imaging procedures and radiation therapy.

64. Registered Nurse

A Registered Nurse (RN) is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province or similar licensing body to obtain a nursing license. Most of those who have a nursing degree simply begin work as an RN before choosing an area of specialization.

65. Transplant Nurse

Transplant Nurses are highly-specialized Nurses who help patients either donate or deceive organs. They are also equipped to provide care for patients who receive vital organs, such as a heart or lungs, from deceased organ donors. Work with people who require organ transplants.

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