Thinking of studying nursing? See what your future career in nursing could look like.

If you’re considering studying nursing and are curious about what life is like as a newly registered nurse, then these short films from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) can give you an idea of what a typical day as a nurse could look like. 

Nursing staff work in diverse settings – in hospitals, communities, the workplace and the classroom – and use their expertise to adapt their skills to offer the best care and support to their patients.

Whether you’re thinking about studying to become a nurse in the community, the military or in critical care, these films shine a light on the opportunities and variety of roles offered by nursing.

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Become the future of nursing.

Nursing is a hugely rewarding career. As the world’s largest nursing union and professional body, we know the dedication it takes to become a nurse – and we’re with you every step of the way.

Take a look at our free online resource about becoming a nurse at, which includes information around the qualifications you’ll need, helpful websites to visit to find out where you can study nursing, the different routes into nursing, and insights into specialisms such as mental health nursing. 

Once you’ve made the all-important decision that you’d like to study nursing, be sure to visit RCN online at to find out all the ways in which the RCN can support you.

As a student nurse or midwife, you can become a member of the RCN for just 84p a month and gain access to Europe’s largest nursing library and e-library, financial advice, counselling, placement support and careers guidance to help you get the most out of your course and excel in your future career.