Adding qualifications

How to record qualifications

Once you are registered, you can study for qualifications which you can also record on our register. These qualifications will appear against your name under one of the following titles.

Recordable qualifications

  • V100: Community practitioner nurse prescriber
  • V150: Community practitioner nurse prescriber (without SPQ or SCPHN) 
  • V200: Nurse independent prescriber (extended formulary)
  • V300: Nurse independent/supplementary prescriber
  • LPE: Lecturer/Practice educator
  • TCH: Teacher
  • SPA: Specialist practitioner: Adult nursing
  • SPMH: Specialist practitioner: Mental health
  • SPC: Specialist practitioner: Children's nursing
  • SPLD: Specialist practitioner: Learning disability nursing
  • SPGP: Specialist practitioner: General practice nursing
  • SCMH: Specialist practitioner: Community mental health nursing
  • SCLD: Specialist practitioner: Community learning disabilities nursing
  • SPCC: Specialist practitioner: Community children’s nursing
  • SPDN: Specialist practitioner: District nursing

For a list of universities where these courses are available, please see our approved programmes section. 

If you have completed a qualification relevant to our register, your university will upload your course completion details on to our database.

Following this, you will receive an application pack where you can record your qualification. The process will take 7–10 working days from when the university uploads your information.

When we receive your completed application form and you have paid the £25 fee, a registration officer will review your documents. If everything is completed correctly, your qualification will be recorded on the register within 2–10 working days. You will then receive your statement of entry to the register 7–10 working days later.

You can check your registration information on our website. Potential employers can also use the online confirmation service to check your registration, as the statement of entry is not proof of registration.

It is important that you apply to register within five years of your course completion date or you will not be able to join our register. If you do not register your qualification within five years, you will have to complete the course again.

Further information for nurse prescribers

If you have completed a nurse prescribing qualification, you are required to register this within 12 months of completion. Failure to do so may result in your qualification not being recordable.

Subsequent qualifications

If you are already on the register and have completed one of the subsequent registrations below, please see our section on Initial Registration as the same process for registering these qualifications applies. The application fee for subsequent registration qualifications is £23.

For a list of universities where these courses are available, please see our approved programmes section.

Nurses part of the register sub part 1

  • RN1: Adult nurse, level 1
  • RNA: Adult nurse, level 1
  • RN3: Mental health nurse, level 1
  • RNMH: Mental health nurse, level 1
  • RN5: Learning disabilities nurse, level 1
  • RNLD: Learning disabilities nurse, level 1
  • RN8: Children's nurse, level 1
  • RNC: Children's nurse, level 1

Nurses part of the register sub part 2

  • RN2: Adult nurse, level 2
  • RN4: Mental health nurse, level 2
  • RN6: Learning disabilities nurse, level 2
  • RN7: General nurse, level 2
  • RN9: Fever nurse, level 2

Midwives part of the register

  • RM: Midwife

Specialist community public health nurses part of the register

  • RHV: Health visitor
  • HV: Health visitor
  • RSN: School nurse
  • SN: School nurse
  • ROH: Occupational health nurse
  • OH: Occupational health nurse
  • RFHN: Family health nurse
  • FHN: Family health nurse
  • RPHN: Specialist community public health nurse

Updating your details

When recording a qualification, the details you provided to your university must match the details that we hold. If not, there may be a delay in registering your qualification.

If you believe that the details you provided to your university (such as your name, address or date of birth) are different to those that we hold, read our section on how to update your details.