Careers in the Community
An introduction to career options in the community, primary and social care
Studying a nursing degree will open up a whole world of possibilities, leading to a rewarding and valued profession that has more than 50 different specialisms.
A nursing degree offers exciting and hands-on training via a range of placements while you learn, giving you the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives. You can apply to study nursing at many universities around the UK through UCAS clearing. Visit NHS Health Careers find out more: www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/we-are-the-nhs/nursing-careers.
Pre-registration (undergraduate) nurses must complete clinical placements during their degree. There is a growing number of placements available in community healthcare and these offer great potential for learning and career development. Examples include District Nursing, General Practice Nursing, Health Visiting, School Nursing, Occupational Health Nursing, Community Children’s Nursing, Community Mental Health Nursing, Community Learning Disability Nursing, Care Home Nursing, and Inclusion Health Nursing.
Below is an infographic showing how community nurses support people across the life course. You can download a high resolution version beneath it.
Below is a short film we created in 2020 to celebrate the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.