Social Care Nurse

You’ll perform clinical and healthcare tasks to people in a nursing home or in the community.

Working Life

Nurses in adult social care usually work in the following areas.

Acute, general or elderly nursing that involves providing nursing care for adults and elderly people who are ill, injured or who have physical disabilities.

Learning disability nursing that involved working with people who have learning disabilities to help them become as independent as possible.

Community psychiatric nursing that helps people with mental health conditions such as personality disorders, neurosis, phobias, acute anxiety, alcohol dependency, depression and eating disorders.

Your role might include:

  • performing a range of clinical tasks such as taking blood samples or wound dressings
  • recording medical information
  • working in partnership with individuals, families and other professionals to plan care and support.

Entry Requirements

To practice as a nurse you’ll need a degree in nursing and be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to become a nurse.