Trainee Nursing Associate Apprenticeship
The Trainee Nursing Associate Apprenticeship (TNA) is a highly trained, generic, nursing support role in England designed to bridge the gap between Healthcare Support Workers (HCSWs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) to deliver hands-on, person centered care as part of the nursing team.
This is an exciting development opportunity for our Healthcare Support Worker workforce to build on and develop their skills and knowledge through the Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) apprenticeship.
- Work independently, and with others, under the leadership and direction of a Registered Nurse within defined parameters, to deliver care in line with an agreed plan.
- Like Registered Nurses, join the Nursing Midwifery Council Register (NMC) and on successful completion of the apprenticeship, and registration with the NMC, Apprentices are promoted to a Band 4 Nursing Associate.
- Whilst in training, rotate to work in a range of clinical specialties to gain as much experience as possible across different age groups to cover the lifespan of a patient.
The Nursing Associate apprenticeship pathway offers:
- Permanent employment
- Access to the Nursing Associate (level 5) apprenticeship programme
- University course fees paid by CUH
- Paid leave for academic study and practice placement
- Support throughout your employment and training
- Promotion to a Nursing Associate (Band 4) position following registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)
The Nursing Associate Apprenticeship contains an education Level 5, foundation degree training programme which typically lasts two years. Trainee Nursing Associate commence full time (37.5 hours per week) to gain experience, knowledge and achievement of the National Care Certificate.
There is also access to further development including advancement to a Registered Nurse position through Part 2 of the Nursing Degree Apprenticeship pathway; more information is available about this route is provided on this website.
The university programme is delivered by the University of Suffolk. New cohorts commence every January. Upon commencement of the university place you will continue to work clinically for 22.5 hours per week and 15 hours per week will be in study and practice placements. There will also be some block release placements to broaden experience and knowledge. The programme duration is 2 years.
Interested in this apprenticeship?
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You can contact the Nursing Apprenticeship team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently access to this development route is available to internal candidates only. If you are interested in this route you can apply for a Healthcare Support Worker role and have an opportunity to apply as an internal candidate. You can find out about vacancies for Healthcare Support Workers on our current vacancies page; these posts are usually advertised on a monthly basis.
Nursing Associate Pathway
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