From care homes to clinics, and health centres to patients’ own homes, community nurses work in a wide variety of settings.

There’s a particular emphasis on taking care of elderly, disabled and vulnerable people, who might not be able to travel to hospitals. Community nurse jobs give you the chance to provide vital care to some of the most needy and isolated members of society.

Contact us to find out more about this important branch of nursing.

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FAQs about being a Community Nurse

  • Is a district nurse the same as a community nurse?

    Many people use the two terms interchangeably. But a 'community nurse' is someone working in community settings, with or without a specialist qualification. A 'district nurse' is someone who has completed additional training to become a specialist community practitioner.


  • What band is a community nurse in?

    Community nurses are in band 5 and 6.


  • Do you need qualifications to be a community nurse?

    As with all nursing roles, community nurses need a degree in nursing, and you must be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).


  • What are the shift patterns for a community nurse?

    Community nurses working hours are generally between 8 am and 8 pm. Community nurses may also be on an on-call rota, covering hours outside standard service times.


  • Is there flexibility with shift patterns?

    We’re able to agree unique shift patterns for our nurses at various hospitals. Call us to talk through the shift patterns you want and we’ll see if we can help.


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