CapitalNurse programme - Band 5 Staff Nurse

Applications for the current CapitalNurse foundation programme run on a rolling programme. Contact us today to find out about fast-track interviews for the next intake.

To find out more, contact gillian.kelly@westlondon.nhs.uk.


Capital Nurse imageWhat the CapitalNurse programme offers

  • Support to complete our high quality preceptorship programme or opportunities to consolidate existing skills and experience.
  • Access to trust funded Mentorship in Practice training – level 6/7 qualification
  • A series of action learning sets
  • Support from expert / specialist nurses and nursing Darzi Fellow
  • A named ‘super mentor' who will facilitate development opportunities, including shadowing senior nurses, attendance at trust-wide clinical governance meetings and career conversations
  • Experience across a range of clinical settings, with opportunities to gain competencies in specialist nursing skills
  • Access to high quality educational support and learning events
  • Access to London-wide career progression resources
  • A guaranteed substantive post on completion of the programme

The programme is aimed at nurses who are within 12 months of registration.

Clinical rotation

As a CapitalNurse you'll be started on an 18 month rotation programme, working for 6 months at a time within different areas, following a specific pathway. You'll meet patients at different points during their care and gain a greater understanding of what it means to nurse holistically.

Example rotation options

Local and Specialist Services
Inpatient Services

  1. Inpatient assessment service
  2. Inpatient recovery service
  3. Psychiatric intensive care unit
High secure services
Mental illness or personality disorder pathway (includes central groupwork service and rehab therapy services)

  1. Admission/assessment ward
  2. Rehabilitation/recovery ward
  3. High dependency ward
West London Forensic Services
Men and women's services

  1. Low secure: Rehabilitation
  2. Medium secure: Admission/assessment
  3. Medium secure: Rehabilitation/recovery

Capital Nurse Job Description