How to become a practice nurse
You can get into this job by applying directly.
To apply directly to work in general practice, you need to be a qualified and registered adult, child, mental health or learning disability nurse.
When applying for jobs, it might give you an advantage if you have experience in:
- chronic disease management, like diabetes or asthma
- child immunisations
- cervical screenings
- taking blood samples
You might need to do the Specialist Practitioner - General Practice Nursing course. This is an approved programme by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Return to nursing
If you've been out of nursing for a while, you could do a return to general practice nursing course.
You do not need previous general practice experience. You can do work placements in the community to help you move into a general practice nurse role.
- you'll need to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
You can find out more about how to become a practice nurse from Health Careers.