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Adult Nurses

Adult nurses work with different patient and carer groups in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. The resources below have a broad focus and will assist adult nurses to continue to develop and learn throughout their professional career.

Career Development

Nursing roles in adult practice will encompass all levels of the career framework from level 5 to level 9 (including senior, advanced and consultant level practice).

We are working in collaboration with Scottish Government, NHS Boards, Scotland's Universities and other stakeholders on a range of initiatives to support high quality clinical care and best practice in professional education;

Pre-Registration Support

We are leading initiatives to support best practice in nursing and midwifery recruitment, selection and retention and curriculum enhancement associated with the implementation of the NMC's new standards for pre-registration nursing education.

Flying Start NHS®

This programme supports nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in their first year of employment as newly qualified practitioners.

Effective Practitioner Initiative

Recognises and values the critical role that practitioners and senior practitioners play in the day to day care delivery in NHS Scotland. The initiative provides work based learning resources and support for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

Advanced Practice Toolkit

Developed by NES/Scottish Government as part of the UK Modernising Nursing Careers initiative.

Nursing and Midwifery Career long ePortfolio

This is for nurses and midwives anywhere in Scotland and is ideal for storing evidence for Revalidation. KSF and career development