Degree-level apprenticeships are not a quick fix
The apprenticeship route into nursing has great potential but it must be properly funded
I appeared before the Commons education select committee in June when it discussed nursing degree apprenticeships, looking at reasons behind the low level of take-up since the scheme was announced in 2016.
Degree-level apprenticeships could be a positive addition to the current routes into nursing, and there are a small number of high-quality programmes across the UK which are working well.
However, in England they were quickly introduced following the removal of funding for university undergraduate programmes, the introduction of student loans, the introduction of nurse associates...
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