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.