The programme is designed for those who would not have otherwise considered or be eligible for a course in nursing.
A new qualification for staff working in Critical Care areas is set to be rolled out later this year.
The newly-approved programme provides a direct and self-funded route to becoming a Registered Nursing Associate.
Concerns were raised by several unions that student nurses would not be covered under the scheme due to a "loophole".
Wagestream have previous claimed that their scheme reduces the dependence of staff on “predatory lenders” and payday loan systems.
Both Scotland and Wales have said they have no plans to deploy student nurses to the frontline and instead say...