Although the route to becoming a nurse has changed significantly in recent years, enrolling in a nursing apprenticeship is very straightforward.
Before becoming a registered nurse, aspiring nurses had to have a bachelor’s degree. However, you may now finish a nursing apprenticeship, which combines on-the-job training with academic study over four years.
Here are some of the benefits:
You will not be required to pay tuition or training fees since the employer will cover the apprenticeship costs.
On the ward, you’ll earn money while learning on the job and getting valuable life experience.
You do not need A levels or any prior experience to apply.
You will get the same degree as a university graduate while without having to pay tuition.
Even if you’ve never worked in healthcare before, applying to be a nurse apprentice is easy. Simply visit the Government’s ‘findanapprenticeship‘ website and input some keywords as well as your location to look for opportunities in your area.
Most nursing degree apprenticeships last four years unless you have previous experience working as a nurse associate.
Can I still apply for a nursing apprenticeship if I already work as a nursing assistant?
Nursing apprenticeships are designed to help more healthcare workers progress in their careers as nurses. As a nursing associate, you already offer hands-on care alongside fully trained nurses and are pursuing level 5 certification. This means that you may be able to apply some of your previous knowledge to the degree-level apprenticeship, thus shortening the length of the course.
What steps should I take to apply?
Simply inform your employer about your want to work as a nursing apprentice. The new degree-level courses begin in September, so apply as soon as possible.