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Nurses to earn degree ‘on the job’ with new apprentice scheme

Author: Educare Staffing | Posted: 2nd December 2016 | Category: General News, Uncategorized

Student nurses will be able to train for on-the-job degrees, which could see up to 1,000 new nurses joining the NHS each year, the Health Secretary has announced.

The government has unveiled plans to create the new role which will sit with fully qualified nurses and another position, nursing associates.

Researchers argue that allowing health workers other than fully registered nurses to care for patients and carry out nursing tasks increases the risk of death for patients.

Under the new plans, apprentice nurses could be on NHS wards from next September.

Trainees will join the apprenticeship at different stages, depending on their qualifications and experience.

The government said the new scheme will offer a more flexible route into the nursing profession. Nurses are the lifeblood of our NHS, but the routes to a nursing degree currently shut out some of the most caring, compassionate staff in our country.

Not everyone wants to take time off to study full time at university so by creating hundreds of new apprentice nurses, we can help healthcare assistants and others reach their potential as a fully trained nurse.

The Department of Health confirmed that apprentices would receive a salary while training for their degree which could take up to the five years to complete.

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