Nursing studies

Paid internship: a chance to explore nursing career options

How a year’s paid internship at university helped a nursing student weigh up her career pathways and find out how to combine clinical practice, teaching and research

How a year’s internship at university helped a nursing student weigh up her career pathways and find out how to combine clinical practice, teaching and research

Towards the end of my second year as an adult nursing student at the University of Nottingham, I was unsure what I wanted to do when I graduated.

The final year of my course was approaching fast, but I had no idea what direction to take – with so many avenues available it can be hard to know what type of nurse you want to be and what area to work in.

Questions to consider on your future

Do you dive straight into clinical practice, venture into research or explore a teaching route?

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