Currently, there are no Queen’s Nurses operating in the area of Learning Disability Nursing. However, below are a number of profiles of Learning Disability Nurses in order to offer examples of different roles under Learning Disability. These were collected by the Scottish Learning Disability Nurses Network, to whom we are grateful. “Approximately one and a…
We are in the process of developing a profile of a Treatment Room Nurse to provide a more detailed explanation of the role. Please check back again in the future.
Health Visitors help new parents, babies and children through their early years. Health visitors offer a pathway of home visits and development checks, offering advice and support for the under 5s and their families.
District Nurse visit patients in their own homes. According to Scottish Government figures, 40% of all community nurses are DNs. A DN provides generalist nursing expertise – their skillset is broad, covering everything from advice and action on staying well, to coordination of complex care, wound care, and end of life care.
Community Mental Health Nurse provide specialist support to those with mental health issues in a range of community settings. There are specialist teams with particular expertise, for example, supporting children and young people or those with addictions.
Community Midwives provide midwifery support to women (and newborns up to 10 days old) at home and in community clinics.
Learning Disability Nurses provide support to those with learning disabilities. From working in schools to residential and community centres or in the home, LD nurses support the health needs of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers
School Nurses work within a school setting, often across a number of schools, providing support and advice, with an emphasis on public health and wellbeing.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners manage the complete care for their patient, not solely any specific condition – able to see, treat and prescribe for patients in their own right. Four pillars of practice define the core role and function of the ANP: Clinical Practice, Leadership, Facilitation of Learning and Evidence, Research and Development.
Criminal Justice/Prison Nurses work within the criminal justice setting – either in a prison, or a custody suite supporting people with a wide range of health issues, they are considered expert generalists across mental and physical health.