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