Clinical Career Pathway for Nurses and Midwives

The Chief Nursing Officer commissioned the development of the following resources: Link Nurse Framework, Core Competency Frameworks and Professional Guidance to support Link Nurses, Specialist Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Consultant Nurses and Consultant Midwives working in Northern Ireland.

NIPEC facilitated the co-production and co-design of these resources with registrants from HSC Trusts and relevant Independent/Voluntary Sector organisations, HSC Trust Human Resources representatives, education providers, professional bodies and Staff Side representatives.

The Link Nurse Framework: Supporting Nurses in HSC Trusts

Career Framework for Specialist Nurses

Advanced Nursing Practice Framework

Professional Guidance for Consultant Nurses and Consultant Midwives

Guidance Framework to Support the Development of Nursing & Midwifery Career Pathways in NI

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