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Nurses are the largest staff group in the NHS and work with people of all ages and backgrounds in every type of health setting; from accident and emergency (A&E) to patients’ homes.

After training in one of the four fields of nursing, adultchildlearning disabilities or mental health, there are a number of opportunities to progress and specialize.

So if you’re caring, compassionate and have a commitment to helping people you’ll find a role that suits you.

Information on universities that currently offer nurse training in Wales can be found on the individual websites:

Aberystwyth  University Nursing  : Study With Us , Aberystwyth University

Bangor University Nursing | Bangor University

Cardiff University Undergraduate - School of Healthcare Sciences - Cardiff University

Swansea University Become a Nurse - Swansea University

University of South Wales Nursing Degrees | University of South Wales

Wrexham Glyndwr University Nursing and Allied Health degrees - Wrexham Glyndwr University

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Adult nurse

An adult nurse cares for people who are unwell, disabled and dying as well as undertaking health promotion in the general population.

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Children's nurse

Children's nurses provide care for children/young people (from birth to 18 years old) and their families.

District nurse
District nurse

District nurses are privileged to deliver holistic care to patients in their own homes and patients can expect to be treated as individuals with respect, privacy and dignity.

GP Nurse
General practice nurse

A general practice nurse is responsible for the care delivered in the practice, general practice nurses need to demonstrate critical thinking, decision making and be able to manage patients.

Learning disability nursing

A Learning Disability Nurse supports the wellbeing and social inclusion of people with learning disabilities to reach their full potential, achieve an equitable quality of life, and be valued in society.

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Mental health nurse

Mental health nursing involves helping individuals to recover from their illness or come to terms with it in order to lead positive and independent lives.

Neonatal nurse

As a neonatal nurse you will be caring for babies with a range of health needs and their conditions can change very quickly so the ability to prioritise effectively is vital.

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Nursing Support Workers

In NHS Wales, we are working on exciting projects to help NHS staff to provide better care for patients. 

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Occupational health nurse

Occupational health nurses are public health nurses who provide advice and support to employees, employers and managers.

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Prison nurse

Prison nurses need a good knowledge of the criminal justice system and how it relates to their role.

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Theatre nurse

Working in the operating theatre setting, theatre nurses assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised care.