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Nursing Director encourages A Level students to pick a career in the NHS

Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals’ Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Governance Sue Redfern has congratulated local students receiving their A Level, T Level or BTEC results today, calling on anyone not sure of their career path to consider joining the NHS through the final remaining nursing and midwifery degree places available.

Already this year, 31,430 people in England have signed up for a nursing degree, and 7,490 have applied to become a midwife. 

Now exam results have been announced, clearing places are available for nursing and midwifery and the NHS is reminding students who may be reconsidering their choices that a future in health care could be the life-changing career they're looking for.

Sue said: ‘Nursing is one of the most rewarding and diverse careers, with over 50 different jobs and specialties that students can look into while studying and after graduating. Midwifery also offers hands-on training with the opportunity to make a real difference to patients’ lives through a range of different placements while learning.

‘For those who are still deciding on their next steps or perhaps rethinking their original choices, I would urge you to consider applying for a nursing or midwifery course through UCAS clearing, and to search NHS nursing careers to find out more’.

If you think nursing could be the career for you, search ‘NHS nursing careers’ to find out more about the range of roles within the NHS and how to apply.

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