The nursing associate apprenticeship standard has been updated to align with the expectations of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
To reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism, it is essential that patients are given the right support regarding the use of antiembolism stockings
Opinion, analysis and debate
Two years ago I decided to step out of my comfort zone and become one of the first nursing associates in the country.
Monday this week was the first day that nursing associates were able to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council register – around 1,800 are expected to qualify and come on board over the next few months.
This week has seen a new cadre of nursing staff enter the ranks of the NHS. That’s right, the first nursing associates have begun to take up their posts.
Today, the Nursing and Midwifery Council opens its register to nursing associates (NAs).
Can you advise this student nurse?
The structure and responsibilities of the nursing workforce is set to undergo a change with the introduction of the nursing associate role
In its Council meeting tomorrow the Nursing and Midwifery Council will debate whether it will accept the invitation to regulate the new nursing associate role.
The bright lights of the new year celebrations have faded and as people get down to brass tacks, my thoughts are directed to the coming challenges facing the health and social care system across the four countries of the UK.
What a year 2016 has been for nursing. We’ve seen the removal of the bursary, changing the way that education of student nurses is funded forever.
The new role is said to have been developed in order to bridge the gap between registered nurses and healthcare assistants. Student affairs editor, Anthony, considers its implications.
What will the nursing associate role consist of, and will it solve the nursing shortage?
A recent on- and off-line debate revealed the concerns the nursing profession has about the possible impact of creating a new ‘nursing associate’ role.