You’ll have time and space to be creative and innovative. Admiral Nurses are dementia specialists who often work independently. They work with the whole family, helping them navigate the complex and ever-changing challenges of dementia.
From sharing practical tips for caring to offering compassionate emotional support and helping plan for the future, they are there when people impacted by the condition need them most. They can also advise other health and social care professionals.
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 Academy Team, who won the ‘Best Workplace for Learning and Development’ award at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2019.
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.
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.
You’ll be part of a nurse-led service. Dementia UK’s CEO is a dual-registered nurse with over 40 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 a growing team who understands the everyday challenges you can face in your role as a nurse.