Nursing and Midwifery

Potential Careers

Recent graduates from the School were almost all part-time students who were topping up an Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies to a BMedSci qualification.

Almost all were in employment as nurses while completing the course, and continued in this employment post-graduation.

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Step 1 - Look at the career paths of recent graduates

Understanding what recent graduates from your subject have gone on to do can be a valuable source of information to help in career planning, but bear in mind that what you choose to do will be a personal decision based on many other factors, such as what you are good at, what you enjoy, and what you want from work.

Understand yourself and your options

Read this section first, if you have not already done so, as it will help you explore these factors and get ideas for possible careers.

Nursing and Midwifery - what University of Sheffield graduates do six months after graduation

This data was collected six months after graduation, so although useful, it doesn't provide a reliable indicator of longer term career paths. Some graduates are still in transition and may be in short term jobs, mainly in administrative, retail and customer service roles, developing further skills and experience while at the same time job hunting, travelling or taking time out.

Graduate case studies

Our graduate case studies database allows you to search by department and read the case studies from graduates who describe their career path and provide a realistic insight into the world of work.

Step 2 - Research options linked to your subject

We have put together a number of resources to help with this.

Options with your subject - Nursing

Make a start by reading this section of the Prospects website and develop ideas on how best you can use your degree.

There are a number of obvious jobs that you may wish to consider such as a nurse or midwife. However, you should remember that a large proportion of vacancies advertised to graduates are open to any degree subject, so you should be prepared to explore all your options.

Explore types of jobs

This section of the Prospects website will help you to explore how you can best use your degree.

Step 3 - Search vacancy databases for jobs of interest

There are a number of ways to find out about health related vacancies. You are advised to use a variety of vacancy sources and to make speculative approaches to potential employers. Listed below are a couple of websites that we've picked out that you may find useful.

NHS Jobs

This website holds a large vacancies database of National Health Service employers across England and Wales. provides a directory of NHS trusts and nursing agencies, organised by location. Not all vacancies are advertised on the main NHS Jobs Portal, so it is important to check the websites for individual hospital trusts and PCTs as well.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust operates a separate recruitment process for newly qualified nurses and midwives, including the "Clearing House Scheme" for adult branch nurses.

Information resources

Our Information resources database includes a section covering a large number of general and regional graduate vacancy websites. Within the ‘Occupations’ section we include recruiters who specialise in a particular sector. Many professional organisations and government bodies also include vacancies as part of their website.