Emergency Nursing

QARNNS working in Emergency Department (ED) Nursing provide high levels of clinical care across a number of locations within Defence. ED nurses deliver the nursing management and treatment of both battle and non battle casualties whilst providing expert advice to support the deployed clinical team.

On joining or on completion of ED Specialist Nursing courses you will be employed in Defence Medical Group (DMG) clinical units based in Plymouth, Portsmouth or in the Royal Centre of Defence Medicine based in Birmingham.

ED nurses can expect to be employed in various trauma settings across EDs allowing them to develop the clinical skills to deliver Emergency care on Operations.  Following qualification and consolidation as an ED Nurse, there are opportunities to undertake further professional development as a Emergency Nurse Practitioner or Advanced Nurse Practitioner, offering a greater degree of autonomy and employment in specialist roles in the deployed setting.

Operationally you will deploy  as a member of the nursing team on the Primary Casualty Receiving Facility (PCRF) Role 2 Afloat (R2A), or with the Commando Surgical Forward Group (CSFG).  You will be employed either within the ED or as a part of the Maritime in Transit Care Team dependant on your skill set and experience.   There will also be opportunities for you to deploy in support of LAND based operations.


Interested? Our recruitment page (here) will tell you more, or contact your nearest Armed Forces Careers Office for more information.


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