Searching for the next move in your nursing career in Edinburgh? If you are already a registered nurse, or you’re just beginning the journey into your nursing career, Edinburgh hosts a wealth of opportunities for you.
From being able to specialise in a number of settings – including hospitals, GP surgeries, mental health facilities and more, to experiencing the wonders this city has to offer, our guide will help you discover all the routes to becoming a nurse in Edinburgh.
To become a nurse, there are various qualifications you will need to obtain. In many cases, most countries also have a registering body you will need to join to become a fully qualified nurse. In Scotland, all nurses have to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
The most common route into nursing is by completing a degree. As an undergraduate, you’ll have the option of specialising in one of the four following nursing courses:
In order to enrol into a nursing degree course, universities will usually require three UK A-levels or a C3 in two higher papers and a D3 in four papers in the Irish Leaving Certificate. You must complete at least one laboratory science, maths and English.
You can study as a nurse in Edinburgh at the University of Edinburgh or Edinburgh Napier University.
However, rather than completing a degree, an alternative route into nursing is by qualifying through Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeships (RDNA). This offers university studying on a part-time basis, whilst most of your nursing training will focus on practicing in placement settings.
Nursing allows you the flexibility to choose where you would like to work, as each city has its own high demands for vacancies. However, there are numerous benefits of working as a nurse in Edinburgh:
Here at The Guild, our nursing agency in Edinburgh is looking for qualified nurses to fill our vacancies across the city. We’re looking to recruit nurses who have found their specialism background and have a couple of years’ experience working a nurse. With our competitive rates of pay and plentiful training opportunities, registering as a nurse with The Guild provides you access to a wealth of vacancies across Edinburgh. For more information, get in touch with a member of our helpful team.