Brand new role offers a different route into nursing.
A brand new type of role has been created by Health Education England. The role will bridge the gap between health and care support workers, who have a care certificate, and graduate registered nurses, who study for a degree. It means that health care assistants will now have a way to progress into a career in nursing.
Over 1,000 Nursing Associates will begin their two-year training this December, at eleven sites across the UK. And it’s just been announced that there will be a second wave of 1,000 more places, to begin training in December 2017. The extra 1,000 roles have been created because there’s been huge from candidates – and the hospitals, care homes, hospices and mental health trusts who want to offer the traineeships.
Hospitals across London and the south east, including Great Ormond Street, Barts, The Whittington Health Trust and St George’s University Hospitals will all be running the Nursing Associate traineeships.
Could becoming a Nursing Associate be your way into a career in healthcare? You can find out more on the Health Education England website.