The Nursing Career Framework interactive tool is designed
to help you plan and explore future steps in your nursing
career. The tool builds on the pathway-based
framework set out in the post registration career framework
for nurses. You may want to develop a career in
management, education or research, or develop yourself
clinically; most nursing careers combine one or more of these
elements in varying degrees. The tool contains useful
information about the skills and competences you may need to work
at different levels in the pathways. You will find
information about different types of jobs including case
studies from nurses working in those roles. You will also find
links to other tools and resources, designed to help guide you
in your career choices.
Once registered as a nurse, you've already reached level 5 as a
healthcare practitioner on the NHS Career Framework. You will
undergo preceptorship to develop your confidence and soon become a
preceptor or mentor yourself.
• Level 5 - Practitioner
• Level 6 - Senior practitioner
• Level 7 - Advanced practitioner
• Level 8 - Consultant practitioner
• Level 9 - Senior Leader
These levels are not intended to mirror payband levels,
which may differ from organisation to organisation, nor do they
necessarily correspond to university higher
Looking for up to date professional information?
Why not visit CNO's website at the Department of Health?