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Nursing / Registered Nurse BSc(Hons): After you graduate

Enhancing you employment prospects

  • An average of 97 per cent of nursing students are employed six months after graduating.
  • You will gain valuable hands-on skills through practice placements with public and private healthcare providers.
  • At our annual nursing careers fair you can explore career opportunities and meet London-based employers.
  • KU Talent, our careers and employability team, will support your transition into employment.

Where this course will take you

Our students are recognised externally for their achievements: at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2015, one of our students won Most Inspirational Student of the Year while another one won Post-registration Nurse of the Year. Three of our lecturers also won Teaching Innovation of the Year.

Previously three students were nominated in the 2013 Student Nursing Times awards; while, in 2012, one of our students won Student of the Year.

What our graduates say

Check out what our graduates have gone on to do and how studying at Kingston helped them achieve their goals.

Gemma Allen

Name: Gemma Allen
Subject: Adult Nursing BSc(Hons)

"I applied through clearing to read biomedical science but early in my first year realised that, although I loved the atmosphere at the University, I wasn't really enjoying the subject. So I decided to switch to adult nursing.

For one of my placements I was sent to St Helier Hospital in Carshalton, where I worked in the accident and emergency department. It hit me almost immediately that this was what I wanted to do. The day goes so quickly and you never know what is going to come through those swing doors. I think it's the unpredictability that attracts me. You just never know what you are going to be faced with!

I feel very lucky to have been appointed to my new post and I think my previous experience in the department stood me in good stead because hospitals are rarely able to take newly-qualified nurses in accident and emergency. I simply love my job, and with the skills I have there are so many countries I can work in. What more could I ask for?"


Examples of recent graduate destinations

Type of jobs

  • Staff nurse
  • Cardiac capita nurse
  • Research nurse
  • Staff nurse (oncology)
  • Royal naval nurse
  • Staff nurse (intensive care)
  • Theatre practitioner
  • Paediatric nurse
  • Staff and forensic nurse
  • A&E nurse
  • Deputy ward manager
  • Plastic surgery nurse
  • Maternity staff nurse
  • School nurse
  • Deputy in-patient management healthcare
  • Dialysis staff nurse

Types of organisations

  • Croydon University Hospital
  • Epsom and St Helier
  • Guy's & St Thomas's Hospital
  • Kingston Hospital
  • Quintiles American Hospital
  • Royal Free Hospital
  • Royal Navy
  • St George's Univeristy Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Broadmore Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Addenbrookes Hospital
  • Littlemore Psychiatric Hospital
  • Nightingale Nursing Agency
  • Bristol Royal Infirmary
  • NHS and Home Office
  • Birmingham Women's hospital
  • Kings College Hospital
  • Oxford Radcliff Hospital

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

Continuing personal and professional development (CPPD)

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education offers a flexible and diverse portfolio of CPPD courses which are open to all health and social care practitioners wishing to develop their knowledge and skills.

We aim to ensure that all courses and modules advertised are delivered. However in some cases courses and modules may not be offered. For more information about why, and when you can expect to be notified, read our Changes to Academic Provision.

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