Nursing Associates

A vital part of the wider nursing team.

Interested in becoming a nursing associate?

Why become a nursing associate?

  • You’re passionate about caring for other people

  • You’ve considered a career in nursing but you’re not sure if it’s for you

What is a trainee nursing associate?

Nursing associates work as a vital part of the wider nursing team – this important new role sits between health and care assistants and registered nurses.

Training includes a mixture of hands on experience in the workplace, supported by learning in the classroom.

At the end of your training you’ll have a foundation degree, and once you register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, you’ll become a fully registered nursing associate.

You can also go on to become a registered nurse, if that’s what you want, by doing a shortened nursing degree or nursing degree apprenticeship.

Nursing associates work in many different health and care settings, including hospitals, care homes, general practice and in the community.

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