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Nursing and Midwifery careers NI

A career pathway for nursing and midwifery

Already a registered Nurse or Midwife?

The links above provide an overview of the four main nursing and midwifery career pathways, examples of roles and expected level of academic qualification. Find out more about each career pathway, related roles and enabling resources. Most nursing and midwifery careers combine one or more of these elements in varying degrees.

Career Profiles

Search the job roles and profiles from local nurses and midwives:

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Chief Nursing Officer

The delivery of safe and effective care for our population in Northern Ireland has never been more important. Our nursing and midwifery workforce are key to the delivery of this care in the right place and at the right time. This is clearly reflected in local policies such as ‘Delivering for our people’ and our ‘Nursing and Midwifery Task Group Report’. While there have been many challenges in recent years, these also now bring opportunity. We are working on measures to retain and grow our workforce across the province. We are focusing on promoting opportunities for career progression across a wide variety of settings. In order to support this, we are investing in education and training opportunities for all.

If you are interested in a career in nursing and midwifery or are already on the NMC register there are a wealth of career pathways available to you. These range from more generalist clinical roles to specialist and advanced roles such as Consultant nurses and Advanced Practice. There are many opportunities related to education and research and also senior management roles such as Executive Directors of Nursing. I would urge you to access the resources and links on this website to help you learn more about the vast array of career options.Nursing and Midwifery are truly wonderful careers. I fully recognize and appreciate the work, dedication and commitment of our nurses and midwives in Northern Ireland. I look forward to welcoming you as part of our highly valued team.

Yours sincerely,

Maria McIlgorm