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Nurse - Adult

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Registered nurses (adult) care for sick patients aged 16 and over in hospital or the community. They assess patients’ physical and emotional needs, and provide the care and support required.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

On the NHS Agenda for Change payscales a newly qualified nurse is on Band 5, £23,113 to £29,905 a year. A senior (charge nurse) or specialist nurse is on Band 6, £27,635 to £37,000 a year.

The current pay scales are from April 2018.

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 runs the One Year Job Guarantee (OYJG) Scheme for newly qualified nurses and midwives to help improve their chances of finding work as well as developing their skills. The positions 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.

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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
Website: http://www.rcn.org.uk/scotland/
Twitter: @RCNScot
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/royalcollegeofnursing

Skills for Health
Tel: 0207 388 8800
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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