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What can I do with...

...a nursing degree?

Thinking about what to do with a nursing degree? This nifty little tool should give you some inspiration. 



A nursing degree will provide you with a great platform from which to enter a range of exciting sectors. Click on the links below to explore further:



During your time at university, you will develop a delectable bunch of transferable skills handy in a range of careers, as well as the professional and technical skills needed for the nursing profession. The skills your degree might help you develop include: 

Analytical Skills

You’re better than Shearer and Hansen put together. You’re even better than Gary Neville. Fortunately, your top-notch analytical skills also extend beyond the world of football punditry.

Attention to Detail

You can spot a needle in a haystack. Sometimes you can even spot a specific needle in a massive stack of needles. You’re just that sharp.

Communication (Oral)

All mouth, no trousers? Nope, but you can speak to people in a calm, concise and engaging manner.

Decision Making

If a decision needs to be made, you have the confidence to make it. You’re not hot-headed, but your middle name is ‘decisive’. When it’s crunch time, you’re always ready to do some crunching.


You don’t need somebody holding your hand the entire time. You can work on your own, use your initiative and keep yourself motivated.

Interpersonal Awareness

You understand the sources of interpersonal conflict and can deal with people’s interpersonal problems when they surface.


You’re a shepherd, not a sheep. You can lead from the front and take charge when decisions need to be made.

Problem Solving

You’re a bit like Jimmy McNulty in The Wire. You might swear a lot, but you can solve problems quickly and logically without too much head-scratching.


You’re not an angry loner. Far from it! You have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.



Still stuck for inspiration? We included some of the occupations you can pursue with a nursing degree (bear in mind some will require further postgraduate study or a conversion course). Click on the links to explore further:

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