Nursing careers in Wales


This is training

By training in Wales, you can unlock many exciting career opportunities and with the support of experienced nurses dedicated to helping with every stage of your development. By practicing here you can take advantage of our excellent education and training facilities.

Learning opportunities

The NHS in Wales is committed to providing you with lifelong learning opportunities. This means we’ll support your continued professional development across a wide range of routes that cover everything from workplace-based training to specialist post registration courses.

NHS Wales Bursary Scheme

The Welsh Government has maintained the NHS bursary for nurse and allied health health professional education.  This enhanced package of support is available if you are prepared to commit to work in Wales for two years after you qualify.

Higher education

There are several higher education institutions in Wales, approved to provide pre and post registration training. This means that by choosing to train in Wales, you can access every field of nursing, or train to be a practice nurse, health visitor or school nurse.

Graduate training

Wales was the first UK country to educate all its nurses and midwives to graduate level so it means you can be absolutely certain that we take your professional development seriously.

Advanced practice

Wales has a career framework to provide you with a clear route to the post-graduate qualifications needed to become an advanced nurse practitioner. The framework is based around four core areas – 

(1) clinical practice 

(2) education 

(3) leadership & management 

(4) research & innovation.  

The framework is designed to support your development.

Education and training facilities

You’ll have access to a range of excellent conference and library facilities managed by a dedicated team of experienced staff.


The Welsh Government funds the Research Capacity Building Collaboration (RCBC), established to develop research capacity within the nursing and allied health professional workforce. The initiative provides both new and experienced researchers in nursing with the opportunity to obtain funding for a range of research projects designed to shape the future of the profession.