Nursing associates join health and care workforce

Nurses

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register for qualified nursing associates is now open.

Nursing associates are the latest registered profession to join the health and care workforce in England and around 1,800 further trainees are expected to qualify over the course of the next few months.

The new role is designed to bridge the gap between health and care assistants and registered nurses. Training programmes for the role can be delivered as an apprenticeship, which can help to widen access to the profession and also provides an option for healthcare assistants who want to progress.

Further information about registration can be found on the NMC webpage

For employers looking to employ, or introduce the role you will find out everything you need to know in our Employer guide to nursing associates

Latest Tweets

Latest Blog Post

Why I am attending the 2019 Reward in the NHS event

11 / 4 / 2019 Midday

Nicola Ward, HR and OD project manager at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, shares why she is attending the 2019 Reward in the NHS event

Why Register?

Great reasons to register with NHS Employers

  • A personalised website
    Manage your profile and select topics of interest to you
  • Access your dashboard
    Bookmark useful content to help you quickly find what you're looking for
  • Get involved
    Contribute to our Talking Points discussions, comment on and rate our webpages
  • Keep up to date
    Receive the latest newsletters and media summaries

Log In