As a specialist Trust, we employ a large number of specialist nurses. Collectively they are known as our advanced nursing team and are divided into four areas:
- Nurse consultant
- Lead nurse
- Clinical nurse specialist
- Advanced practitioner
These specialists have all undertaken a post-registration qualification in their chosen speciality.
Nurse consultants are educated to Masters (MSc) or PhD level, while lead nurses, clinical nurse specialists and advanced practitioners will all hold a BSc and either hold or are working towards an MSc.
In some cases equivalent years of experience will take the place of a formal MSc in the relevant field. In addition, nurses at advanced practitioner level will have or are working towards either a planning and scheduling professional accreditation or an advanced nurse practitioner qualification.