Career resources for student nurses and newly registered 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.

Career Coaching

Find out how career coaching can help student and newly registered nurses

ideas and inspiration

Looking for inspiration?

Get a feel for different roles within the four pillars of nursing: clinical, leadership, education and research.

Career progression tips

Tips and ideas to help you develop as a professional and boost your career.

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.

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.