The Good Universities Guide has launched Five Reasons Why, a series of blogs and articles dedicated to providing prospective students with insights into choosing their future profession. Each piece reveals five key reasons you should consider a career in a particular field, including everything from study duration and subject variety to job prospects and median salaries. 

Nursing has always been an exciting field of study, requiring a unique blend of technical knowledge and people skills. It presents challenges different to those in other industries and allows nurses to specialise in a number of specific areas. 

With an ageing population, the rise of mental health awareness and an increasingly health-conscious society, it is a prosperous time to be studying nursing, with strong job growth predicted in the next decade.

Below you will find five reasons that a career in nursing might just be your calling. You can also check out our other Five Reasons Why blogs on communications and teacher education

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