Admiral Nurse Academy

The Academy is the learning and development hub for all Admiral Nurses and is supported by the Dementia UK Practice Development Team. The Academy hosts a variety of learning opportunities and resources for Admiral Nurses to develop and sustain their specialist knowledge and skills. This includes regular webinars, professional development courses, a leadership pathway and an annual Forum. The Academy also provides monthly clinical supervision in the form of Practice Action Learning sets.

The learning platform we use is Blackboard. Here you can find opportunities for; external courses and webinars, involvement in research, and independent learning. You’re also encouraged to network via Communities of Practice or Special Interest Groups and to share learning and connect via discussion boards.

The Academy aims to champion the learning and development of all health and social care professionals caring for people living with dementia and their families. We also provide resources for non Admiral Nurses who wish to develop further skills in dementia care. Our pre-Admiral Nurse elearning module is free to access, and our annual Summer School offers free online webinars and workshops which are then freely available on the Dementia UK YouTube channel.

The Professional Practice and Development team at Dementia UK

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Pre Admiral Nurse elearning module

The elearning module is designed for Registered Nurses who wish to find out more about the role of an Admiral Nurse and are considering a career in Admiral Nursing. The course is also useful to health and social care professionals who wish to find out more about the complexities of supporting families living with dementia. The course is divided into six sections, each section will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete

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Admiral Nurse Academy access

Current Admiral Nurses please click here to access Blackboard

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Admiral Nurse Summer School

Our free online annual Summer School is for all health and social care staff, including students and volunteers, with an interest in supporting families living with dementia

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Admiral Nurse Competency Framework

The Competency Framework supports Admiral Nurses to articulate the specific and unique specialist skills required of the role and aims to facilitate professional development by identifying gaps in knowledge

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