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Becoming a nurse or midwife

As a registered Nurse or Midwife, you can enjoy a diverse and rewarding career that really makes a difference.

Nurses and Midwives act as leaders, carers and clinicians, taking responsibility for the care they provide to patients. Becoming a Nurse or Midwife requires study and training, this can be done at university degree level or through apprenticeships and traineeships. You can find out more about routes into nursing here.

If you would prefer to study at degree level at univeristy, you can visit the NHS Careers website to find a university offering a Nursing or Midwifery degree. You can visit university websites to learn more about the content of a particular course. Once you have decided on your course and university, you can apply for a place through UCAS.

There are also some online resources and reading material below:

Local course providers