QNIS promotes excellence in community nursing to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland. Which leads to the question, what do we mean by community nursing?
Community nursing can be broadly described as any nursing care provided outside of an acute hospital. This includes healthcare provided in the home, and also in other settings, for example within General Practice, a community hospital, the custody suite of a police station, a school or care home. There are at least 14,000 community nurses, working across every corner of Scotland in a number of different roles and information about these roles can be found below: