Five reasons to be an Admiral Nurse


You’ll have time and space to be creative and innovative. Admiral Nurses are dementia specialists who often work independently. They work collaboratively with families, considering the needs of the person with dementia and the people around them. They help families manage complex needs and can also advise other healthcare professionals. They help people living with dementia stay independent for longer, and support their family carers so they have the strength to cope with the bad days, and the energy to enjoy the good days.

“As Admiral Nurses we can provide continuity for families and support them through difficult transitions. This is so rewarding.”


You will have opportunities to attend professional and practice development activities such as webinars, online learning sessions, special interest groups, communities of practice and many more to reflect on practice. This is supported and facilitated by the Admiral Nurse Professional and Practice Development Team, who won the ‘Best Workplace for Learning and Development’ at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2019.

“We are the only specialised nursing group working within dementia care to focus on improving both the carer and the cared for person with dementia’s physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing.”


You’ll develop your practice and increase your expertise. As an Admiral Nurse, you are supported to develop your expertise and to access relevant education and development informed by the Admiral Nurse competency framework.

“Being supported to expand practice boundaries through connections with Dementia UK makes Admiral Nursing unique.”


You’ll join the Admiral Nurse network and become part of a group of specialist dementia nurses who will support you by sharing best practice, giving expert tips and ideas, and offering advice based on their own experience to help you in your role.

“I believe in the model and know that families can be empowered and their resilience strengthened by the relationship with the Admiral Nurse.”



You’ll be part of a nurse-led service. Dementia UK’s CEO is a dual-registered nurse with over 38 years’ experience of developing and leading dementia specialist teams. Since Hilda Hayo joined the charity in 2013, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of Admiral Nurses in the UK, an increase in the national profile of Dementia UK, and ongoing development of support services for Admiral Nursing. It’s an exciting time to be part of our growing team, which understands the everyday challenges you can face in your role as a nurse.

“It’s a nurse-led service. The family-centred approach is a holistic way of working which includes the person with dementia.”

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