Why the nursing associate programme should be field specific
Nursing children and young people requires specific skills that nursing associates undertaking a generic training programme may not acquire.
The role of the nursing associate was developed from recommendations in Health Education England’s (HEE) 2015 review Raising the Bar Shape of Caring , which recognises the vital work done by healthcare support workers in bedside care delivery despite their limited training.
The nursing associate role was developed to bridge the gap between those of unregulated healthcare support workers and registered nurses (RNs), while providing an alternative entry to nursing .
Nursing associates are expected to add to the...
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