Five reasons to be an Admiral Nurse


You’ll have time and space to be creative and innovative. Admiral Nurses are experienced practitioners who often work independently. They are able to work collaboratively with a family through difficult times and to try many different interventions. Their work is holistic to enable fewer crises and a better quality of life for families affected by dementia.

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


You’ll have regular clinical supervision, professional and practice development. You will attend professional and practice development days to ensure you maintain and strengthen your expertise as a specialist nurse. This includes activities such as presentations from colleagues, external speakers, journal clubs and opportunities to reflect on your 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; becoming part of a group of nurses who will support you by providing expert advice and support and tried and tested practical tips. You will meet other Admiral Nurse colleagues at our annual forum and regular Communities of Practice meetings and get support through our online platform and special interest groups.

“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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