The Queen's Nursing Institute

The Queen's Nursing Institute works with the public, nurses and decision-makers to make sure that good quality nursing is available at home for everyone when they need it.

Healthcare at home

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Providing vital funding for projects that help improve patient care.

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Your Application

To be eligible to apply for the Queen's Nurse title, you must:

  • be a community nurse
  • be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • have at least FIVE years community nursing or health visiting experience
  • be known to your line manager for at least one year
  • work in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. 
  • Please read the full eligibility criteria here.

If you have any queries, please email us at .

The next deadline is Monday 10th April 2017. 

    QN Registration Form

Application forms

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Once you submit your request for a URN (unique reference number) you should hear from us within five working days. If you do not hear from us please email . Thank you. 


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