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Career Progression

Career Progression as an LCNS

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As LCNSs some nurses progress within a service to an 8a Agenda For Change band level or beyond depending on the complexity of the role, management tasks or service development opportunities. Examples of these roles can be;

  • An experienced LCNS with a team management and/or on call component OR
  • Trained to Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) at MSc level and named as an Advanced
  • Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Clinical Practitioner / Nurse Clinician OR
  • Lead a service, for example pleural effusion nurse-led service or interstitial lung disease (ILD) service. These are separate to LCNS but are part of a wider thoracic service

Additional responsibilities that we would see demonstrated at this level are predominately related to clinical practice, including:

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