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how can i switch careers into nursing wihtout going to university?

Last year I graduated with my bachelor course in finance, however, I am unable to find employment in any jobs related to finance. So I decided to switch careers to nursing, I do have a year of experience in healthcare and I don't mind going into 1-year programs or doing any trainee roles. However, I'm not in the mood to study for another 3 or 4 years degree in a university

Does anyone have any ideas?
Original post by Lordcrap
Last year I graduated with my bachelor course in finance, however, I am unable to find employment in any jobs related to finance. So I decided to switch careers to nursing, I do have a year of experience in healthcare and I don't mind going into 1-year programs or doing any trainee roles. However, I'm not in the mood to study for another 3 or 4 years degree in a university

Does anyone have any ideas?

The requirement to become a nurse is to have a degree in nursing (be it through academia or apprenticeship). However, this doesn't need to be a bachelor's. See:
https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/nurse
https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/job-sectors/medical/job-profile/nurse
https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/nursing/how-become-nurse

Consider doing a master's in nursing. You should get full funding/grants to study to become a nurse, but it comes with strings attached i.e. if you choose to later drop out of the course and/or not to work in the public sector as a nurse, then you would be required to pay back all the funding you're provided.

I wouldn't go into nursing for the sake of getting a job. If you genuinely like people and feel passionate to become a nurse, then by all means do so. If you have worked in the healthcare sector, you know that being a nurse is not a walk in the park.

The degree that you would need to do needs to be accredited by the nursing and midwifery council. See: https://www.nmc.org.uk/education/approved-programmes/
Some nursing degrees would normally accept people with any undergrad or A Levels, so long they are of high enough grades. See the following for example:
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/18749/msc-adult-nursing/entry-requirements/#course-profile
https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/nursing-adult-masters-msc#entry
https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/course/nursing-adult-msc/
https://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-masters/msc-adult-nursing
https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/study/courses/msc-adult-nursing
The above is just from the first page of Google just for adult nursing, so there is a long list of them. You will have to search for them yourself. I also don't know which areas you want to specialise in, so it's a little difficult to advise.

If you want to work in finance, I might also be able to help. I would need to know the specifics (e.g. what specific role that you want to do? Why? What are your grades? Who do you know who work in finance? etc.) and what you have done so far other than a bog standard finance degree.
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