Below are diverse resources which will be useful to students and newly qualified nurses. These include documents, project reports and practice guidance.

You can browse through our resources page as well, by key areas of work or search by keyword or phrase.

Transition to working in the Community and Primary Care

Our Transition series are made up of several resources to support nurses who are new to community and primary care settings. There are currently five in the series:

Myth Busters about Community Nursing

Myth Buster #1: You need acute,surgical or medical experience on a ward before coming out in the community

Myth Buster #2: You need more qualifications as a General Practice Nurse

Myth Buster #3: District nurses tend to be older or approaching the end of their careers

Myth Buster #4: There are no male nurses

Myth Buster #5: School nurses mostly give out plasters and cough mixture

Myth Buster #6: Health visitors just weigh babies

A Day in the Life of..

‘A Day in the Life of’ is a series written by experienced community nurses for student nurses to show what working in the community is like.

General Practice Nurses

A Day in the life of a General Practice Nurse – Lorraine Clarke

Occupational Health Nurses

A Day in the life of an Occupational Health Nurse – Tracie Mckelvie

A Day in the life of an Occupational Health Nurse – Su Chantry

District Nurses

A Day in the life of a District Nurse – Sharon Clark

A Day in the life of a Student Specialist Practitioner District Nurse – Jodie Atkins

More to follow.

Homeless Health Programme

The QNI supports community nurses to achieve outstanding levels of care for people experiencing homelessness. With the right support to tackle entrenched medical, personal and social problems, its is possible for people experiencing homelessness to secure positive health – a foundation for rebuilding more secure and stable lives.

Click here to read more about the QNI’s Homeless Health Programme, or click here to find out more about getting started in Inclusion Health. 


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