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Nurse

Nurse

“If you enjoy caring for people and you are looking for a varied job, this could be an ideal career for you.”

If you enjoy caring for people and you are looking for a varied job, this could be an ideal career for you. Nurses care for people who are ill, injured, or have physical disabilities.

To work as a nurse, you need to complete an approved course. For this you will need proof of English and maths skills, good health and a good character.

Once you have started a nurse training programme, you will divide your time between university and supervised work in local hospitals and the community. You will also need Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) clearance.

A good nurse has patience and understanding. They have the ability to remain calm under pressure. They are also compassionate and sensitive.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • hands-on practice in real care settings
  • principles of care
  • daily living needs
  • health and safety
  • communication skills
  • anatomy and physiology
  • lifespan development

Your future

  • almost 95% of care occupations will require qualifications at level 2 or above by 2020
  • over 65% of care occupations will require qualifications at level 3 or above by 2020
  • 44,000 people are expected to be employed in health and social work across the South West by 2020
  • 52,000 new jobs will be created nationally in the health and social work sector by 2020 - a 1% increase on 2010 job totals. 4,000,000 in total
  • 100% of Health and Social Care students moved forward into a positive destination, including employment, apprenticeships and further study
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