Quote from DawnE
I have seen jobs listed for different grades of nurses in the UK. Could someone please explain this to me and tell me what grade a Diploma RN from Canada would be?
The grade refers to the job and level of responsibilty that job holds, typically
A and B grade are Nursing Assitants, Nursing Auxillaries and Health care assitants.
C grade is a funny one, I have heard that unqualified and qualified nurses have this grade.
D grade is usually the entry level for nurses.
E grade for nurses who have completed some extended training and hold more responsibility
F grade are usually junior sisters
G grade are Ward Manager/ Department managers
H grade Specialist nurses
I Grades Unit managers.
This is a very brief overview as the will be many exceptions, however don't get overawed by it all, it all about to change.
Briefly your qualification does not link directly to a grade,as all grades refer to the job not the person.