Community Nurse Ambassador Network


The CNAN supports the delivery of the National Community Nursing Plan with funding from NHS England and Improvement

Aim and mission!

CNAN wishes to represent the diverse nursing roles in the community. Our aims are to connect and learn from fellow nurses, champion nursing in schools through collaboration with NextGen Nurse initiative and promote the diverse roles working in the community has to offer, and celebrating the contribution we all make to nursing.

Our values

Having Courage to believe and trust in yourself

Caring for our colleagues as well as our patients

Compassion for challenges we face as a profession, and allowing a safe space to share

Open Communication to understand and support

Commitment to positivity and engagement

Sharing best practice and supporting each other to ensure Competence


We aspire to have ambassadors from all areas of England – click here to meet our CNAN working party.

About us

CNAN launched in 2021. We are passionate about celebrating the diverse role of community nursing by sharing our experiences with secondary school-aged children, inspiring the next generation of nurses.

Be part of the energizing, inspiring and professionally motivating CNAN. The network provides an opportunity to come together in a safe space to promote the unique work we do, sharing, supporting and celebrating our impact in the community with the vision to inspire others to join and develop within our profession.

The NextGen Nurse

The NextGen Nurse workshops aim to encourage and inspire young people (14–16-year-olds) to consider a career within the nursing profession and transform the perceptions of nursing. The virtual workshops provide a space for nurses to spread the word about the opportunities available for a career in nursing, and myth bust any strange and wonderful myths young people may have about nursing such as the image of community nurses drinking tea, and provides a great platform to promote our amazing profession.

Be inspired and supported to share your amazing nursing stories and experience via differing platforms and encourage colleagues to join too and spread the CNAN word.

Share with schools why you became a nurse – be the next generations inspiration!

Are you?

  • Passionate and enthusiastic and want to make a difference?
  • Wanting to develop personal skills such as leadership and public speaking?
  • Keen to promote the diversity and unique contribution of nursing in the community?

Then why not become a member of the Community Nurse Ambassador Network?

What will you get?

  • A safe space
  • A way to stay connected with other CNAN nurses
  • Masterclasses
  • An opportunity to network
  • Join the CNAN WhatsApp group
  • Be a part of the CNAN Working Party supporting developments of the network
  • Champion nursing in schools
  • Pride in sharing your inspirations

Who we are

Click here to find out more.

Contact us

Twitter @NextGen_Nurse

Twitter hashtags #CNAN #NextGenNurse