Nursing students studying at a UK university can generally focus on four separate areas – 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.
Most nursing degrees last for four years and students will cover a wide variety of the different aspects of nursing during this time.
Learn more about studying nursing in the UK below. If you have any more questions or wish to begin your application, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
Types of Nursing Specialisations and Salaries
Different types of nurses help all parts of society and studying nursing in the UK will allow you to focus on the areas that interest you the most. Be it young or old or cat or dog, there are many areas of nursing that cater to all passions.
A nurse anaesthetist administers general anaesthetic, monitors patients' vital signs, provides pre-surgical assessments and post-surgical care. To become an anaesthetist you will need to complete a traditional medicine programme recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC).
Anaesthetist salary: £24,907
A dental nurse bridges both nursing and dental care roles, assisting the practising dentist in all areas of the practice.
Dental Nurse salary: £21,960 per year
Mental Health Nursing
Mental health nurses need great communication skills, a calm demeanour and the ability to problem solve under pressure.Mental health nurses play an increasingly important role in today's society and UK universities will provide you with the required skills to meet the diverse needs of people with mental health problems
Mental Health nurse salary: £25,000 per year
Midwives assist women before, during and after the birth of a child. UK universities offer the very best in midwifery degrees, and once graduated, you’ll be ready to enter the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and register as a qualified midwife.
Midwife salary: £36,735 per year
A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has received additional university education to increase their ability to treat, diagnose, counsel and educate patients. Nurse Practitioners earn a higher salary than regular nurses, and must complete some form of postgraduate nursing education to become qualified.
Nurse Practitioner salary: £34,808 per year
Veterinary nurses work alongside veterinary surgeons at a surgery, clinic or hospital to care for sick and injured animals. Veterinary nursing programmes generally last for four-years and modules will include veterinary physiology, anaesthesia and surgery and medical nursing.
Veterinary Nurse salary: £23,899 per year
General Nursing Salary
Nursing is a highly employable degree, but salaries vary depending upon which kind of, if any, specialisation you choose to focus on. An NHS nurse starting salary is £24,000, but the average nurse salary for an experienced professional is almost £34,000.
Study Nursing in the UK
If you are interested in studying a nursing degree in the UK, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.