Nurses form the largest group of staff in the NHS and are a crucial part of any healthcare team. Nurses work in every sort of health setting from accident and emergency to care homes for patients of all ages and backgrounds.

If you're caring, compassionate and have a commitment to helping people, you'll find a role within the nursing profession that suits you. You'll also need to be able to communicate effectively, courageously and with compassion.

To work as a nurse in the NHS, you must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which means you'll need a degree in nursing. Our one-year Access to Higher Education pathway in Health Professions could help you to successfully move on to achieve a degree or diploma at university.