Adult Nurse

Last updated: 22 April 2021

Adult Nurse


Adult Nursing is a rewarding career where you have a real chance to make a difference to people's lives. As part of your training, you can expect to learn new skills and procedures that help patients. There are many reasons why you should consider a career as an adult nurse. It offers you the chance to make a difference from day one, a high degree of flexibility and a career with excellent employment prospects.


A day in the life

From the start of your training and into your first job, you'll learn how to:

  • observe patients and assess their needs
  • plan and deliver the most appropriate care and evaluate the results
  • build a trusting relationship with each patient
  • improve your patients' quality of life
  • working with adults of all ages who may suffer from one or more short term or long term physical health conditions
  • working as part of a multidisciplinary team with other professionals such as occupational therapists, pharmacists, radiographers and healthcare support workers
  • communicating with patients' families and carers



Your development

Once you have qualified as an adult nurse, there are a wide range of opportunities open to you. You could specialise in a certain field such as operating theatres, care for the elderly or intensive care. You may want to work in public health, or move into management, teaching or clinical research. The possibilities are endless.


For more information regarding joining our Nursing Workforce team, please submit a form through the ‘Contact us’ page or contact the Human Resources team, who are more than happy to help, on 02392 286577 or email