Why choose Bristol for your next nursing role?

If you are curious about a nursing career in Bristol, there is a broad range of opportunities available for you. Registered nurses in this area can expect a variety of vacancies in various settings including hospitals, mental health facilities, GP practices and more.

Whether you’ve been working as a registered nurse for years or have just begun your career, this guide will highlight the perks and opportunities of working as a nurse in Bristol.

Becoming a nurse in Bristol


To begin your nursing journey, you will need your nursing degree – this typically involves acquiring three A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualifications, and you will also need GCSEs in English, Maths and at least one Science. There are four areas of nursing you could specialise in:

  • Children’s nursing
  • Learning disability nursing
  • Mental health nursing
  • Adult nursing

If you would like to study to become a nurse in Bristol, you can attend UWE Bristol or Bristol Community College. These courses should not only provide you with the academic theory of nursing, but also hands-on practical experience in hospitals and community settings.

Registered Nursing Degree Apprenticeships (RNDA)

Getting a degree isn’t the only route into nursing – many people qualify through Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeships (RDNA) as an alternative path. This offers university studying on a part-time basis, whilst most of your training will focus on practicing in placement settings.


After completing your nursing qualification, you will need to decide what professional setting you want to practice in, whether that be a hospital, mental health facility or GP practice. The flexibility of nursing means you can work across the country in pretty much any location you desire.

Here at Thornbury Nursing Services, our nursing agency in Bristol is looking for qualified nurses to fill our vacancies across the city. We recruit nurses who have found their specialism background and have a had a few years’ experience working in nursing. We offer competitive rates of pay, training opportunities and reimbursed travel costs. And, on top of all that, Bristol is also a fun and vibrant city with plenty to do!

Benefits of working as a nurse in Bristol

  • Culture: Bristol is home to a thriving art scene, as well as plenty of music venues, bars, restaurants, and galleries. This city is known as the ‘independent city’, due to it having the longest chain of independent shops in Europe.
  • Green space: while living and working in Bristol, you can experience the luxury of both the city landscape and access to the greenery of Southwest England. This buzzing city is full of restorative and calm green spaces.
  • Heritage: this vibrant port city is bursting with history, known for being the hometown of many famous pirates, including Pirate Blackbeard!

Whether you’re studying to become a nurse in Bristol, or looking for vacancies as a registered nurse, Bristol has a lot to offer. For more information on the nursing jobs available in Bristol for qualified and experienced nurses, register online with us today.

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