How to become a district nurse
You can get into this job through an apprenticeship or working towards this role.
You might be able to do a district nurse degree apprenticeship.
You can train with the NHS or a private provider of healthcare services.
To do this apprenticeship, you'll need:
- to be a registered nurse
You can apply for training if you're a registered nurse with 1 or 2 years' experience in any branch of nursing.
You'll complete a course in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - District Nursing, approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Your training will last 1 to 2 years and include practical community placements.
You could contact your local health trust or your employer about student training sponsorship opportunities.
- you'll need to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
You'll be expected to understand how the NHS values apply in your work when applying for a course or apprenticeship.
You can get more advice about how to become a district nurse from Health Careers.