The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has launched a new film looking at how post-registration nursing associates might be used to help deliver patient care.
The film features trainee nursing associates and registered nurses who share their views on how the role will contribute to better patient care.
Created to bridge the gap between healthcare assistants and registered nurses, nursing associates can be used within a range of health and social care settings, including care homes and hospitals, across England. As a stand-alone role in its own right, it will also provide a progression route into graduate level nursing.
The role will be regulated by the NMC and the first trainees are due to qualify and join the register in 2019.
The NMC, which expects to publish the nursing associate standards for the education and training in October 2018, is keen to ensure that organisations gain an understanding of the role and how it can be used to help deliver first class care to patients.
Watch the video.