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Nurse - Adult

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Registered nurses (adult) care for sick patients in hospital or the community. They assess patients’ physical and emotional needs, and provide the care and support required.

The Work

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Pay

On the NHS Agenda for Change payscales a newly qualified nurse is on Band 5, £22,440 to £29,034 a year. A senior (charge nurse) or specialist nurse is on Band 6, £26,830 to £35,933 a year.

Those taking up posts through the internship programme for those registered with the One Year Job Guarantee Internship Scheme (see below) will be paid at Agenda for Change Band 5 (Point 16) pro-rata at 22.5 hours a week.

The current pay scales are from April 2017.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Most registered nurses work for the National Health Service (NHS). You could also work with a nursing agency, hospice, in a private hospital or nursing home, with the armed services or in a prison. You can find NHS job vacancies in Scotland by visiting NHS Scotland Recruitment.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
75865
1.9 %
RISE
2023
77344
  United Kingdom
2018
702024
2.8 %
RISE
2023
722000

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Scottish Government introduced the One Year Job Guarantee Internship Programme for newly qualified nurses and midwives to help improve their chances of finding work as well as developing their skills. The internships are one-year fixed term contracts at 22.5 hours a week, set at grade 5 on the NHS Agenda for Change pay scale. For further details contact NHS Education for Scotland.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Nursing and Midwifery Council
Tel: 020 7637 7181
E-mail: UKenquiries@nmc-uk.org
Website: https://www.nmc.org.uk
Twitter: @nmcnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nmcuk

Royal College of Nursing Scotland
Tel: 0345 772 6100
E-mail: Scottish.Board@rcn.org.uk
Website: http://www.rcn.org.uk/scotland/
Twitter: @RCNScot
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/royalcollegeofnursing

Skills for Health
Tel: 0117 922 1155
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

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