Registered Community Nurses

Registered community nurses provide general nursing care for the sick, injured and others in need of care, and assist medical doctors with their tasks in settings outside of acute hospitals, such as clinics, health centres or visits to patients’ homes.


New workers

New workers start around £13,315. Normal pay is £28,963 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £45,354.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 115,024 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Plays an educational role for patients and families, helping to develop rehabilitation routines and advising on how to care for their condition in everyday life, disease prevention and nutrition.

  • Manages own case load.

  • Assists medical doctors in conducting examinations and other medical procedures.

  • Administers drugs and medicines, applies surgical dressings and gives other forms of treatment.

  • Provides basic care and monitors patients' general health such as blood pressure or body temperature.

  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services within a community care setting.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Nursing

  • Midwifery

  • Nursing Care

  • Mental Health

  • Social Work

  • Auditing

  • Palliative Care

  • Clinical Supervision

  • Risk Analysis

  • Clinical Governance

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Teaching

  • Mentorship

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Teamwork

  • Research

  • Time Management

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.