What nursing role suits you?

Many members who come through to the RCN Career Service are looking to change or progress within their career.

This page has information about different roles within nursing and healthcare to encourage thoughts, ideas, and inspire you to explore and research further.

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The majority of nursing roles fall within the category of clinical practice, characterised by delivering direct care to patients, clients or service users, and boasting the widest choice of roles at a variety of different settings and levels.



Research nursing offers attractive career options, enabling nurses to use core nursing skills, contribute to the development of new evidence and improve patient care.

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If you're passionate about learning and like the idea of developing others, you may want to consider a role within nurse education or the facilitation of learning and development. Education roles sit within both educational and clinical settings.

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Nurse Managers help patients by managing the nurses who care for them, drawing together patient experience and the coordination of the multidisciplinary team.

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