What are the Routes into Nursing? How can I become a Nurse?

The proposed changes including three potential ways of training to become a Registered Nurse.

Matt Bodell
13 August 2016
routes into nursing

The Department for Health Infographic shows the current routes into Nursing.

The proposed changes including three potential ways of training to become a Registered Nurse these include the traditional university degree, becoming a Nursing Associate or a hybrid route;

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The traditional Student Nurse model includes going to University for 3 to 4 years and leaving with a full Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Registration.

The Nursing Associate route includes practical ward-based training and working as a nursing associate for 2years followed by 2.5 years as a Nursing Apprentice. You can read about the Nursing Associate role.

The hybrid route includes practical ward-based training and working as a nursing associate for two years followed by an 18-month ‘top-up’ university course to gain full Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Registration.

You can view the high-resolution infographic on the NHS Employer website.

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