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Moving into Nursing (.pdf) - the career guide produced by Careers, Employability and Skills 

(NB Although this is a 2005/06 publication, aside from references to 19 Trusts, the rest of the content on applications, interviews etc is still very relevant).

Information includes:

  • Contacting the Careers Adviser
  • Finding your first job
  • Application forms
  • CVs and covering letters
  • Example CV format
  • Interview skills
  • Example nursing interview questions
    - Adult
    - Children's
    - Mental health
    - Learning disability

  • The first job - registration
  • Nursing profiles
    - Adult nurse
    - Children's nurse
    - Mental health nurse
    - Learning disability nurse
    - District/community nurse
    - Agency nurse

  • Further education options
  • Professional development
  • Career progression
    - Community nursing
    - Midwifery
    - Armed services nursing

  • Nursing in Northern Ireland
  • Nursing in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland
  • Nursing overseas

 

 

 

Queen's Careers Service

The Nursing Careers Adviser post is part-funded by the School and is based at:

Queen's Careers Service
Student Guidance Centre
University Road
Belfast
BT7 1NN

Tel: 028 9097 2727
Web: http://www.qub.ac.uk/careers/

Support is provided to students through structured careers sessions such as the careers days in final year which are tailored to individual branch requirements.

The Careers Adviser can help you bridge the gap between education and employment, and assist in preparing for your first job.  Services offered to students and graduates from the School of Nursing and Midwifery include:

  • Assessing yourself eg strengths, weaknesses, qualities etc
  • Researching ideas and opportunities
  • Recruitment mechanisms for newly qualified staff
  • Completing application forms, CVs and covering letters
  • Preparing for interviews


View a Nursing presentation (.pdf) delivered by Paul Gillespie (Careers Adviser for the School of Nursing and Midwifery) to Final Year students on completing application.

 

 

Job hunting for newly qualified nurses

 

NI trusts advertise vacancies and accept online applications:

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust www.belfasttrust.hscni.net

Northern Health and Social Care Trust www.northerntrust.hscni.net

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust www.setrust.hscni.net

Southern Health and Social Care Trust www.southerntrust.hscni.net

Western Health and Social Care Trust www.westerntrust.hscni.net

 

 

The central online job search website for NHS employers across England is www.jobs.nhs.uk

 


A list of Northern Ireland and UK nursing agencies is available at www.nursing-list.com

 

 

Nursing jobs and careers information

www.nhscareers.nhs.uk

www.nursingcareers.ie

www.nmc4jobs.com

www.nurserve.co.uk

www.nursing-standard.co.uk

www.nursingnetuk.com

www.nursingtimes.net

 

 


Nursing information

Eastern Health Board www.ehssb.n-i.nhs.uk

Northern Health Board www.nhssb.n-i.nhs.uk

Southern Health Board www.shssb.org

Western Health Board www.whssb.n-i.nhs.uk

Royal College of Nursing Northern Ireland www.rcn.org.uk/northernireland

Health Promotion Agency www.healthpromotionagency.org.uk

Royal College of Midwives www.rcm.org.uk

Nursing & Midwifery Council www.nmc-uk.org

Department of Health for NI www.dhsspsni.gov.uk

Health & Personal Social Services in NI www.n-i.nhs.uk

 

NI Practice & Educational Council for Nurs & Mid www.n-i.nhs.uk/nipec/index.htm

 

Careers with Health service www.careersinhealthcare.ie

 

 

 

Generic recruitment sites that include NI & UK nursing vacancies

www.nijobs.com

www.jobcentreonline.com

www.jobsnation.net

www.jobsearchni.com

www.irishnews.com

www.newsletter.co.uk

www.loadzajobs.co.uk

www.vso.org.uk

www.prospects.ac.uk

www.gradireland.com

www.nicemove.ie

www.loadzajobs.ie

www.jobs.guardian.co.uk

www.timesonline.co.uk/jobs

www.nicsrecruitment.gov.uk

www.nics.gov.uk

www.jobs.ac.uk

www.getalife.org.uk

www.opportunities.co.uk

www.lgjobs.com

www.jobsgopublic.co.uk

www.doctorjob.co.uk

www.workthing.com

www.fish4jobs.co.uk

www.army.mod.uk