Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a Step into Nursing event on Saturday 25 January to start its celebrations in support of International Year of the Nurse 2020.

The one-day event from 10am to 4pm at Bradford City Football Stadium is for anyone interested in starting, progressing or returning to a career in nursing.

Designed as a one stop shop for information and advice, the day is supported by universities from across the region and will highlight the work of nurses including in mental health, childrens’ services, learning disability nursing and adult physical health as well as specialist teams.

There will be a variety of exhibition stands together with ‘pop up’ presentations, where speakers will share their first-hand knowledge – including student nurses, nursing associates and nurse ambassadors talking about global nursing now and their areas of work.

The Care Trust’s Learning, Education and Nursing Development manager Debbie Cromack said: “This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale: nurse, innovator, reformer and leader of improved health care; so 2020 has been declared by the World Health Organisation as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

“The Care Trust has a programme of activities planned throughout the year to celebrate and what better way to start than by sharing and showcasing the work of our own nurses in 2020 and welcoming new people into the profession.”

Step into Nursing will offer young people considering a career in nursing an idea of the opportunities available. Care Trust staff will be on hand to discuss which subjects to choose at school or college, how to complete admissions forms and even give some interview tips. There will also be information about apprenticeships and funding.

For student nurses there will be assistance with choices for placements and employment, as well as specialist skills post-registration development. And registered nurses can find out about local vacancies as well as receive useful advice on continuing their professional development.

The Care Trust’s Clinical Educator Julie Crabtree explained: “Nursing is such a rewarding, exciting and challenging profession and there are so many different areas of expertise. We hope people at any stage in their career – including people looking to come back to nursing – will come along to the day to learn something new, get their questions answered and meet our teams.”

Tickets are available in advance or on the door with further information and booking at the Trust’s website, or by emailing the nursing development team on