Careers and skills
You'll leave your course ready to become a leader in contemporary nursing care.
We build professional development into every step of your course. You'll learn how to reflect on your work and develop your understanding of what's expected from an effective nurse.
In your placements, you'll get the chance to try out what you've learned in the classroom and our clinical simulation unit in a real-world setting with support from experienced healthcare staff.
You'll be able to develop your understanding of working in healthcare and build up a network of useful contacts around the region. Many of our current students receive offers of employment before the end of their course.
100% of York Nursing graduates were employed or in further study six months after graduation.
Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17 (HESA) (Full-time UK students)
Most of our students start their careers as Band 5 staff nurses in the NHS. Others go into employment in social care and independent sector organisations.
As you progress through your career, you could go onto a number or posts including:
- staff nurse
- clinical team leader
- cognitive behavioural therapist
- nursing consultant
- critical care nurse
- research nurse
- modern matron
- clinical educator
Alongside gaining the essential practical skills and knowledge you need to be an effective nurse, you'll gain a huge range of skills that will help you to succeed no matter what career path you follow:
- independent learning
- facilitating change
- service improvement
York Futures is the University's unique employability programme. From day one, you'll have access to excellent careers advice, opportunities and resources. We'll support you to identify and develop your strengths and build a portfolio of valuable skills to help you stand out from the crowd and shape your career.