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Adult Care Home Nurse

As a Care Home Nurse, you’ll provide person-centred care to residents often with complex health needs.

Karen Wood, Care Home Nurse

Being a Care Home Nurse

You’ll work as part of a team with other care professionals by focusing on residents’ health conditions and the impact they have on their participation in social activity.

Considering best clinical practice, you’ll support resident’s choice of intervention and focus on early identification of changes in symptoms to avoid emergencies.

You’ll also support management and be responsible for keeping up to date records for each resident.

About the workplace

You'll often find registered nurses working in care homes to cater for anyone who requires around the clock care. These are often called nursing homes.

A healthier Wales: is Welsh Government's plan to bring health and social care services together for the benefit of the public. This will make it easier for the NHS and social care to work together in a joined-up way.

Karen's Story

Karen began her social care journey at 18 and worked in a learning disability school. After years of progression, she has won Wales Nurse of the Year and has worked in social care settings as a nurse all her career.

Getting started as a Care Home Nurse

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • to deliver person-centred care
  • make evidence-based clinical decisions
  • to plan and co-ordinate individualised care plans
  • delegation and supervisory skills
  • good communication skills
  • empathy and compassion
  • to build trusting relationships
  • to make and maintain accurate medical records
  • resilience
  • motivation and determination
  • the ability to adapt to challenging and changing situations.

Required Qualifications

Find out more information on qualifications for this role with The Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Find a job in care

If you’re thinking of a career in care, take a look at our jobs portal to get an idea of the type of roles available.

Training programmes

If you’re considering a career in care, we have a range of training programmes available to help you get started.