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Registered Nurse Apprenticeship

Registered Nurse Apprenticeship

Discover what you will learn on the registered nurse apprenticeship and also what you need to become an apprentice nurse.

  • Level of apprenticeship – 6
  • Length of apprenticeship – 48 months
  • Entry requirements – You will need to have a minimum Level 2 maths and English.
  • These skills will be assessed prior to you starting the apprenticeship.
  • On completion of the nursing apprenticeship – you will be able to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The new registered nurse degree apprenticeship is not ready for delivery yet but you will be able to apply for this apprenticeship in September 2017.

What you will learn on the Registered Nurse Apprenticeship

Leadership, management and team working

  • Be professionally accountable and use clinical governance processes to maintain and improve nursing practice and standards of healthcare
  • Respond autonomously and confidently to planned and uncertain situations, managing yourself and others effectively
  • Create and maximise opportunities to improve services and demonstrate the potential to develop further management and leadership skills

Professional values

  • Act first and foremost to care for and safeguard the public
  • Practice autonomously within your scope of practice and be responsible and accountable for safe, compassionate, person-centred, evidence based nursing that respects and maintains human rights
  • Show professionalism and integrity and work within recognised professional, ethical and legal frameworks
  • Work in partnership with other health and social care professionals and agencies, service users, their care givers and families in all settings, including the community, ensuring that decisions about care are shared.

Nursing practice and decision making

  • Practice autonomously, compassionately, skillfully and safely, and must maintain dignity and promote wellbeing
  • Assess and meet the full range of essential physical and mental health needs of people of all ages
  • Meet the more complex and coexisting needs of people in any setting
  • Make shared decisions with service users.

Communication and interpersonal skills

  • Communicate in a safe, effective, compassionate and respectful way
  • Communicate effectively using a wide range of strategies and interventions
  • Work with service users and others to obtain information needed to make reasonable adjustments that promote optimum health and enable equal access to services
  • In addition to the core learning outlined above apprentices also choose one option to develop their skills within a specialist area of nursing. These options are: adult, children, learning disabilities and mental health.


About Lynette Daly

Lynette is the publishing editor of Moving On magazine. Moving On is devoted to helping young people make good choices for their future – education, qualifications and careers. Moving On really wants to motivate you! Our articles cover a range of topics to inspire and give ideas. Our magazines are delivered free to all schools, colleges and sixth forms in England and is also available online.

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