Nursing students on next step of training
» THE first students have started the new higher apprenticeship nursing associate course at the University of Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls campus.
Forty healthcare assistants have enrolled on the two-year programme, which will help meet the growing demand for a skilled nursing workforce.
The apprenticeship offers a clear pathway for trainees who want to further their career and work towards becoming a nursing associate.
The course is designed to develop trainees to work alongside registered nurses and healthcare assistants, splitting their time between learning at university and maintaining their career in healthcare.
The course will see apprentices complete a diverse range of clinical placements with a variety of Gloucestershire providers.