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

Enhancing your employment prospects

  • 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.
  • Our careers and employability team will support your transition into employment.

Careers and progression

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 won Post-registration Nurse of the Year. A number of our lecturers also won Teaching Innovation of the Year in 2012, 2015 and 2016. Two recent graduates have also won the highly prestigious Nursing Times ‘Rising Star' award out of the 3 years that it has been running and one of our graduates, Neomi Bennett, was awarded a British Empire Medal in 2018. Our students are also regularly shortlisted for and win awards at the annual KU Talent awards.

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: Nursing / Registered Nurse (Adult) 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 Nursing / Registered Nurse (Adult) BSc(Hons) graduate destinations

Type of jobs

  • Accident and Emergency (A&E)
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Acute Medical Unit (AMU)
  • Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
  • Orthopaedics and Trauma
  • Respiratory
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Renal
  • General and Specialist Medicine
  • General and Specialist Surgery
  • Theatres
  • School Nursing
  • Community Nursing
  • District Nursing
  • Hospice Nursing
  • Armed Forces
  • Research Nurse

Types of organisations

  • Croydon University Hospital
  • St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals
  • Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Marsden NHS Foundation NHS Trust
  • Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Guy's & St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare
  • Royal Brompton Hospital
  • St Anthony's Hospital
  • Sutton Community Services
  • Your Healthcare
  • King's College 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.

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Admissions team, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5733
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