What A-levels do you need to become a nurse?
By Andy Gardner (Careers Adviser) - 08 January 2013
Whether you’re interested in working with children or you’d prefer to specialise in mental health, unsurprisingly nursing courses usually require at least one science. As care and people skills are central to nursing, you may also find a social science useful.
The following requirements also apply to degrees in midwifery.
Essential A-levels (or equivalent)
- Some courses ask for biology or another science.
Useful A-levels (or equivalent)
Other typical A-levels taken by current nursing students
- General studies.
- Health and social care.
- Religious studies.
Similar subject areas...
- Occupational therapy.
- Dental therapy.
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