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Hear from people in the sector and their different routes into nursing and nursing associate professions with options dependent on your level of existing experience and qualifications.

There are so many opportunities for the nursing profession in social care and lots of people might start with an experience as a carer, through volunteering or even placement opportunities.


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Holly - Student Nurse

Care provider, providing care and support to people within their own homes.
My employer is currently supporting me to complete the registered degree nurse apprenticeship whilst I am working in the organisation. This means that I continue my role assisting with different...
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Other roles of interest

Donna - Nursing Associate

Residential care home with nursing.
I care for my residents in the residential home. This might mean a huge variety of things to make their experience of living in the home positive and keep them healthy.  For example i might be asked to; support people with medication...
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Simon - Deputy Manager

Residential Care Ƶ with Nursing caring for residents aged 18 and above with a variety of co-morbidities.
I am deputy manager of a team of nurses and carers in providing quality care for all of the residents. I ensure that all assessments are completed in a timely fashion from Deprivation of Liberty assessments to...
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Gerrard - Day Centre Lead

Day Centre with nursing for adults with learning disabilities complex health.
I  have always had an interest in the arts and creativity, after leaving school I studied fine art. Through an art therapy programme, I had an opportunity to support a group of people with learning disabilities and realised this was what...
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Jacqui - Compliance Manager 

A group of residential and nursing care homes for people with dementia.
I have overall professional oversight of the CQC compliance of the homes. On a day-to-day basis this might mean reviewing care plans for newly admitted residents, completing audits or working towards the new CQC assessment...
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Share your nursing career journey with us!

We would love to know what inspired you to start a career in adult social care nursing, if you would like to share your journey with us complete and email it to SocialCareNursing@skillsforcare.org.uk


Other resourses and links

Placement Guide and developing student nurse placements

Become a nurse and become a nursing associate (Think Care Careers)