How to become a practice nurse
You can get into this job through:
- applying directly
You must be a qualified and registered adult, child, mental health or learning disability nurse to work in general practice.
You may have an advantage when applying for jobs if you've got experience in:
- chronic disease management, like diabetes or asthma
- childhood immunisation
- cervical cytology
- phlebotomy - taking blood
Some employers may also ask that you've completed a Specialist Practitioner - General Practice Nursing course, approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
If you've been out of nursing for a while you could do a Return to general practice nursing course. You don't need previous general practice experience, as you can do placements in the community to help you move into general practice roles.