Registered Specialist Nurses

Registered specialist nurses provide specialised nursing care and plan ongoing treatment for the sick, injured and others in need of care, take responsibility for patients within their sphere of practice and assist medical doctors with their tasks, work with other healthcare professionals and within teams of healthcare workers. They advise on and teach nursing practice.


New workers

New workers start around £22,733. Normal pay is £39,884 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £60,749.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 100,895 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?

  • Delivers lectures, and other forms of formal training relating to nursing practice.

  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.

  • Advises on nursing care, disease prevention, nutrition, etc. and liaises with hospital board/management on issues concerning nursing policy.

  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.

  • Gives consultations with patients and their families to explain a patient's condition and possible treatments.

  • Consults with and provides guidance to other nurses and healthcare professionals within their specialism.

  • Provides specialist care in their area of expertise, assesses patients, determines treatments and conducts a variety of medical procedures.

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

  • Nursing Care

  • Auditing

  • Midwifery

  • Training Records Management

  • Clinical Practices

  • Clinical Governance

  • Surgery

  • Primary Care

  • Social Work

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

  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Leadership

  • Self-Motivation

  • Compassion

  • Planning

  • Mentorship

  • Interpersonal Communications

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.