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  1. Nursing associate

    Nursing associate is a new role within the nursing team. Nursing associates work with healthcare support workers and registered nurses to deliver care for patients and the public. It is also a stepping stone to becoming a registered nurse.

    To become a nursing associate, you will undertake academic learning one day a week and work-based learning the rest of the week. You will need to demonstrate your ability to study to level 5 foundation degree level, and commit to completing the Nursing Associate Apprenticeship programme.
    During the two-year training programme, you’ll work in a range of settings to gain as much experience as possible. This will mean travelling to placements and working a mix of shifts.
    Your skills and responsibilities will vary, depending on the care setting you work in. You’ll need to demonstrate the values of the NHS Constitution and a knowledge of physical health, mental health and illness prevention.
    Qualified nursing associates can go on to train as a registered nurse by putting their training towards a shortened nursing degree or completing a degree-level nurse apprenticeship.
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