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Good Afternoon, guys!

I'm just curious as to if anyone can tell what jobs there are for people with nursing degrees outside of the traditional nursing jobs?

Any suggestions would be most welcome,

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Hi, i don't know if this helps but, working in research, training, working for an insurance company, private cosmetic surgery, care home management, specialising in infection control or palliative care or other specialism and working for the CQC. Not sure if that's what you meant my outside of traditional nursing jobs but I hope it helps.

EDIT: I'd also like to add working in occupational health (private company or NHS) & becoming a travel nurse.
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(Original post by PandaRawanda)
Good Afternoon, guys!

I'm just curious as to if anyone can tell what jobs there are for people with nursing degrees outside of the traditional nursing jobs?

Any suggestions would be most welcome,

PandaRawanda!

You can go into law and become a solicitor or barrister.
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(Original post by PandaRawanda)
Good Afternoon, guys!

I'm just curious as to if anyone can tell what jobs there are for people with nursing degrees outside of the traditional nursing jobs?

Any suggestions would be most welcome,

PandaRawanda!
From what I can work out from your posts, youve not even started your course yet. If you don't want to be a nurse, why do (a relatively heavy) degree to become one?

Also, nursing is an incredibly diverse profession, what do you mean as "outside traditional nurse jobs"?
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From what I can work out from your posts, youve not even started your course yet. If you don't want to be a nurse, why do (a relatively heavy) degree to become one?

Also, nursing is an incredibly diverse profession, what do you mean as "outside traditional nurse jobs"?
Thank you for your response.

I am trying to get a well rounded view on what can be achieved with a Nursing degree, including jobs that may be outside of the traditional nursing roles within the NHS, i.e. bedside nursing, theatre nurse, general practice nurse.
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Hi, i don't know if this helps but, working in research, training, working for an insurance company, private cosmetic surgery, care home management, specialising in infection control or palliative care or other specialism and working for the CQC. Not sure if that's what you meant my outside of traditional nursing jobs but I hope it helps.
Good Morning,

You've have given me several options that I haven't considered, thank you for your help.

With regards to the 'traditional nursing jobs', I was primarily referring to nursing roles within the NHS.

Thanks again!
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Good Morning,

You've have given me several options that I haven't considered, thank you for your help.

With regards to the 'traditional nursing jobs', I was primarily referring to nursing roles within the NHS.

Thanks again!
Glad I could help.
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You can go into law and become a solicitor or barrister.
Really?

I have never heard of this, this is interesting.

Do you mean something like a legal nurse consultant?
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Really?

I have never heard of this, this is interesting.

Do you mean something like a legal nurse consultant?
Nope. I mean you can do the Graduate diploma in law (GDL) and then do the BPTC (to become a barrister) or the LPC (to become a solicitor). Afterwards, you will need to find a training contract or a pupillage to fully qualify. You can go into any area in law afterwards.
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Nope. I mean you can do the Graduate diploma in law (GDL) and then do the BPTC (to become a barrister) or the LPC (to become a solicitor). Afterwards, you will need to find a training contract or a pupillage to fully qualify. You can go into any area in law afterwards.
OK.
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Hey, Swagio!

I'll be studying Adult Nursing at Edge Hill University.

If you have any suggestions, feel free to throw them my way. =]
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You could always become a unit manager in a nursing home?
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Hey, Swagio!

I'll be studying Adult Nursing at Edge Hill University.

If you have any suggestions, feel free to throw them my way. =]
I have always hated ward nursing but it may be something you will have to do for at least 1 year just to build up experience.

here are options after that:
- working in outpatient clinics
- practice nurse
- occupational health nurse
- sexual health nurse
- nurse educator (uni tutor or mentor)
- cosmetic nurse
- nurse prescriber/practitioner in community
- district nurse
- I have a friend who did an MBA after her nursing degree and now she works at Pfizer in product development
- pharmaceutical sales rep
- public health nurse


Many of these roles require further education but if you truly do not like ward nursing then that is something you will have to do
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i would seriously urge you to consider what you want to be now. dont become a nurse because its your easy option. apart from being a bad move it will now cost you a lot to discover your mistake and block you from doing a course you want to do. you will be stuck with basic nursing for a year or 2 to gain experience. research is often forgotten about. as is teaching but obviously you need experience. have a long hard look at what you want to be a do it.
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I have always hated ward nursing but it may be something you will have to do for at least 1 year just to build up experience.

here are options after that:
- working in outpatient clinics
- practice nurse
- occupational health nurse
- sexual health nurse
- nurse educator (uni tutor or mentor)
- cosmetic nurse
- nurse prescriber/practitioner in community
- district nurse
- I have a friend who did an MBA after her nursing degree and now she works at Pfizer in product development
- pharmaceutical sales rep
- public health nurse


Many of these roles require further education but if you truly do not like ward nursing then that is something you will have to do
An excellent response, just what I was looking for. Can I ask which direction your chose to go in?
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An excellent response, just what I was looking for. Can I ask which direction your chose to go in?
I actually considered leaving nursing and retraining in a new profession completely as I was very depressed working on the wards and dreaded every single day at work.

I was lucky enough to find a job - still in hospital- but in an outpatient day surgery ward and it has been a fantastic change for me. I now intend to do the v300 course and possibly do a master's degree to become a nurse practitioner. The NMC are currently working on new regulations for the NP role
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I actually considered leaving nursing and retraining in a new profession completely as I was very depressed working on the wards and dreaded every single day at work.

I was lucky enough to find a job - still in hospital- but in an outpatient day surgery ward and it has been a fantastic change for me. I now intend to do the v300 course and possibly do a master's degree to become a nurse practitioner. The NMC are currently working on new regulations for the NP role
A lot of advanced practice masters courses include the v300 as a module
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A lot of advanced practice masters courses include the v300 as a module
Thanks! Didn't know of this, I'm still fairly new to nursing in the UK. Won't be for another couple years at least anyway
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Because maaaybeee after many years of the ever changing face of nursing, maybe its time for a change in direction. As for moving sideways into a branch of nursing that actually is a bit mythical. Just because a nursing degree has been obtained it doesn't mean a person has to remain forever in nursing. How about leaving the UK with your nursing first and check its nursing you do want to get away from. Nursing in Aus or NZ may just show you how nursing people is without al the stress and politics. Then if you still want to step away you know its a complete change you need. All the best for the future.
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