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Careers resources for student nurses

Whether you're looking to apply for your first nursing role or gain work as a healthcare assistant alongside your studies, our careers resources can help you to improve your employability and be job ready.

Job searching

How and where to start searching for jobs, networking and using social media. 

Transferable skills

Find out why they're important and how to use them to get your next job.

My career values

Use this worksheet to determine which aspects of your working life are most important to you.
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Which nursing roles suit you?

Looking for inspiration? Get some ideas about which nursing roles might compliment your strengths or interests.
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Career progression tips

Find out how you can develop yourself as a professional and boost your career by arranging shadowing, informal visits or networking.

Become a student information officer

Our network of SIOs work on the ground to support and share information with student members.

As an SIO, you’ll get regular updates, access to specialist groups and networking opportunities.  It’s a great way to become more ready for that all-important first nursing job.

Online advice for students

Information on:
  • accountability
  • practice placements 
  • assessments  
  • failures / resits / appeals
  • raising concerns, 
  • working as a HCA, and more.
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Students: Thinking About Your Career

Use this resource for guidance on choosing and applying for your first role as a registered nurse.
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Join the UK's largest union and professional body for nursing

Whether you're a nurse, midwife, HCA, AP or student, you can get a huge range of benefits when you join the RCN.

Join the RCN