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Readers’ panel: Are there too many routes into nursing?

The nurse apprenticeship scheme will see up to 1,000 people a year qualify as registered nurses. This way into the profession is in addition to the traditional degree-level route and the nursing associate role, which could act as a springboard to becoming a qualified nurse. Nursing Standard readers’ panellists have their say. 
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The nurse apprenticeship scheme will see up to 1,000 people a year qualify as registered nurses. This way into the profession is in addition to the traditional degree-level route and the nursing associate role, which could act as a springboard to becoming a qualified nurse. Nursing Standard readers’ panellists have their say

Stephanie Cumming is a practice nurse in Warwickshire

I cannot be the only one confused by the introduction of the nurse apprenticeship scheme. Many apprenticeships are fantastic, but I struggle to understand how this will work. Will nurse apprentices attend the same courses at universities as students undertaking a full-time degree programme? I also worry that the (soon to be ‘old school’?) degree route will be viewed negatively, and that the myth that

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