Nursing associates

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The nursing associate is a new generic nursing role in England that bridges the gap between healthcare support workers and registered nurses, to deliver hands-on, person-centred care as part of the nursing team.

We have put together a comprehensive guide to provide an overview of the new role and compiled all information needed for employers to successfully embed the role into their organisation.

Read the guide

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