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MSc Nursing careers

MSc Nursing careers

As a registered nurse, you understand better than anyone that your profession requires a passion for lifelong learning.  

A consultation carried out by the Royal College of Nursing saw that many nurses were keen to step into the future when it came to their practice – hoping to optimise the use of data, technology, and their own skills to create better outcomes for patients, better experiences for staff, and more efficient ways of working. 

Our online, part-time MSc in Nursing is built to help qualified nurses like yourself to develop the expertise and self-direction needed to accomplish this. Read on to discover the many ways we can support your professional development. 

Opportunities for graduates

Earning your MSc in Nursing can support your career progression in a number of ways. Three key pathways that this course will help you prepare for are:

Transferable skills

Along with the cognitive and problem-solving capabilities you can look forward to developing during the course, your studies will equip you with several additional tools that are invaluable in any position. Some examples include:

  • Advanced IT proficiency

  • Initiative and leadership

  • Teamworking and communication skills

  • Critical self-reflection

Want to explore your options?

UCLan Career Services

All our students have full use of the UCLan Careers Service and, if you’re ever in the area, you can also book an appointment to visit the Preston Campus Careers Service in person.

Through the UCLan Careers Service, you can access:

  • E-guidance

  • Telephone appointments

  • Online information resources

  • Online interview practice

  • Job vacancy portal

  • Online career courses

  • Online CV builder

  • Blackboard career resources

  • Psychometric testing

  • Alumni connect

  • Careers blog and webinars

  • Campus events and careers fairs

UCLan Propeller

The Propeller Student Enterprise is our way of helping you further the skills and knowledge needed to be enterprising – whether you’re working for yourself or as part of an organisation.

The service is open to both students and alumni. It includes:

  • Workshops 

  • Mentor support 

  • Online content 

  • The University’s incubation space 

  • Flightpath, our online freelancing platform 

These resources are a great way to further develop your business sense and transferable skills as you plan your next career move.

We also offer students and recent graduates (for up to 3 years) 1:1 guidance from business experts, along with funding through our Propeller Enterprise Award.

Thinking ahead: questions to ask before starting your course 

To make the most of your degree, it’s helpful to start your studies with a good idea of at you’d like to gain from them.

While you don’t need to know the answers to all these questions, they may prompt you to think more about your aims for the course, and how you can achieve them.

  • What are your long-term career objectives, and how can this degree help with them? 

  • How will your studies build upon your strengths and work on your weaknesses? 

  • What benefits can your current educational or career experience bring to your learning? 

  • Do you plan on using your course learnings at your current place of work? What challenges and opportunities can you identify? 

  • Are there any specific industries or fields you’d like to enter? How can the course and our services help? 

Remember, you can also get in touch with our Course Advisers for more information about the programme and the career opportunities it can provide. You can fill out the form at the bottom of this page, email them via, or call +44 (0)1772 925 931

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We'd love to hear from you. Get in touch to discuss your course of interest and ask any questions about studying.