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3,530 Registered General Nurse Jobs Found

There are approximately 700,000 registered nurses in the UK across all specialist areas and including both part-time and full-time workers. Those working as a registered general nurse are trained to be able to deal with a large variety of illnesses and injuries, with general nurse jobs and employers found in both public and private sectors. Nursing is an incredibly important and rewarding career to enter, with nurses voted the most trusted professionals in the UK for an incredible 15 consecutive years.

Those working as a general nurse can be found in a variety of health settings, including A&E, surgery, cardiac units and birth centers. Registered general nurse jobs can be very rewarding, providing daily opportunities to make a very real difference to peoples’ lives. Furthermore, registered general nurse employers are found in a variety of sectors, enabling you to choose a career path that suits you.

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Registered general nurse jobs can be found in a large number of settings, making it an exciting and interesting career choice for many. From hospitals, primary care clinics and schools to nursing homes, government agencies, the military and large global corporations, registered general nurse employers can be found across many different sectors. Whilst specific job descriptions may change, there are some general duties that are likely to exist for everyone working as a registered general nurse. Expected duties for a registered general nurse include bathing and dressing patients, administrating prescribed medicines, collecting and recording health measurements and educating patients about medications, treatments and a healthy lifestyle.

Registered general nurse employers require candidates to be fully qualified before starting. Entry requirements for nursing degree courses differ slightly depending on the university, but most will require candidates to have 2 or 3 A-levels that include English, maths and a science. In addition to the high qualification requirements of nursing jobs, registered general nurse employers will also seek candidates with certain skill sets that will help them become effective nurses. Skill sets important for registered general nurse jobs include the need to be compassionate, observant and patient.

Another important skill that registered nurse employers seek is for candidates to be good communicators. Communication is very important for those working as a registered general nurse, with nurses having to speak and write clearly to fellow nurses, doctors, patients and their families. Previous experience is not required as there will be plenty of opportunities to gain such experience whilst studying for a nursing degree. However, some registered general nurse employers may prefer previous related experience for specific roles and will therefore give preference to candidates with this.

Those working as a registered general nurse have great career prospects for a variety of reasons. Firstly, there is an industry shortage for this position, meaning registered general nurse employers can be found throughout the country in both public and private sectors. Secondly, registered general nurse jobs can be found in most geographical locations in the UK, with the healthcare industry here continuing to show strong growth. Thirdly, excellent opportunities for promotion exist, with many working as a registered general nurse in the public sector going on to become nurse specialists, matrons and nurse consultants. Likewise, those in the private sector often move into management and other senior-level positions.

There are of course various pros and cons to working as a registered general nurse. The most obvious benefit to registered general nurse jobs is you will get to help people every day and make a very real difference to their lives and health. Working as a registered general nurse, you will be working on the front line of medicine, learning new skills and treatments continuously. With registered general nurse employers facing a shortage in this position, long-term job availability and employment prospects are excellent. Furthermore, with so many opportunities for professional development, many who start out working as registered general nurse go onto to study and focus on different specialist areas in the healthcare industry.

Regarding the cons of registered general nurse jobs, the biggest is perhaps the workload, with most days likely to be very busy. Adding to this are the need to work shifts, including nights and weekends and the relatively low starting salary. Additional disadvantages to working as a registered general nurse include the need to stay up to date with new medicines and treatments and of course the emotional toil of having to deal with stressful situations daily.