Top jobs with a nursing degree
A degree in nursing studies will equip you with the experience, skills and knowledge needed to start your career in nursing. Discover more about our undergraduate courses and where a degree in nursing could take you.
*UK domiciled graduates of full-time, undergraduate qualifications, in full-time employment, from higher education institutions
Your chosen field of nursing
Our undergraduate adult, child and mental health nursing courses are accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which means that on successful completion of your studies, you’ll have the academic requirements needed to register to work as a nurse in your chosen field.
As a child nurse, you’ll care for infants, children and young people, in a variety of settings. You’ll also support and educate families, so they can be involved in their child’s care. As well as the physical health of your patients, you'll also have safeguarding responsibilities and promote public health.
Meet the diverse needs of patients aged 16 and over and support their families as an adult nurse. With the skills and knowledge gained from your degree, you'll play a vital role in the pastoral and physical care of your patients. Watch our academic team share their inspiring stories about becoming an adult nurse.
Mental health nurse
As a mental health nurse, you'll support people experiencing mental health difficulties and their families. In your role, you'll empower people on their recovery journeys, and deliver effective, evidence-based care to people.
Visit the NHS careers website for further information about the different roles in nursing.
"My time at Surrey really helped build my confidence. I now know that I can do anything if I work hard enough at it. Since graduating, I’ve worked in A&E for two years, followed by a few months in the critical care unit at Royal Papworth Hospital, the UK’s leading cardiac facility. Excitingly, I’ve just started my first sister position at Epsom General Hospital, in A&E, something I never would have dreamed of achieving just two years after qualifying."
Nursing is the largest healthcare profession in the UK. Across the country, you'll find nurses working in a range of settings including hospitals, GP surgeries, people’s homes and the wider community. There are also specialist areas that nurses occupy in care homes, schools, hospices, mental health agencies, the military and in industry.
Our alumni can be found working for NHS trusts across the UK, with recent graduates working for:
- Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
- Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
With your NMC registration, you’ll be eligible to work across the UK. You can also use your qualification to practise outside of the UK, within the EU or further afield.
Supporting your career journey
Over the last decade, our employment figures have been among the best in the UK. We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.