Keep Making a Difference

helen graham , research nurse

Nursing and Midwifery is such a rewarding career. Of course, as you advance through your career and look to make the most of your skills, to grow and develop yourself, or to make room for changes in your life such as having a family, you may seek new opportunities. Here at the National Institute for Health Research we are looking to help Nurses and Midwives understand the next step in their career; learn a little more about how rewarding a career as a research nurse can be; and know if research is the next career opportunity for them.


Here in our hub, learn how research nurses have time to spend with their patients, and how research is crucial to caregivers and clients alike in order to achieve best practice. Discover how you can be involved in the process of finding new treatments and improving patient care, and how a career in research nursing and midwifery will help you use your critical and analytical thinking in a new way. Start by choosing your situation below:



Are you a Nurse or Midwife looking for a change in direction?

Are you a Nurse or Midwife returning from a career break, eg to have a family? 

Are you a Nurse or Midwife retiring soon but keen to continue working?