Routes into Nursing & Midwifery




Are you considering a career as a nurse? We have a number of options available including; Health Care Assistant, Nursing Associate Apprenticeship, a Nursing Degree or Returning to Practice.

If you want to be a nurse but don’t have the relevant qualifications or experience, we recommend that you apply for a job as a healthcare assistant.

Healthcare assistants are essential supporting members of the team, providing personal care to patients, including washing, dressing and making sure they’re comfortable.

Although there are no set entry requirements for the role, you may want to consider volunteering, shadowing or work experience in order to gain an understanding of the job requirements and strengthen your application.

Health Care Assistant

Many people begin their nursing career as a health care assistant – this offers invaluable experience and insight into nursing.  For more information on becoming a healthcare assistant please visit the healthcare assistant page.

Nursing Associate Apprenticeship

The role of nursing associate is a new role within the nursing team.  Nursing associates share some of the responsibilities of nurses and are paid at Band 4 (registered nurses are paid at Band 5).

A nursing associate apprenticeship involves studying 1 day a week at university with the rest of your education taking place in a work setting.  The entry requirements for the apprenticeship are GCSE grade 9-4 (A to C) in maths and English or Level 2 key skills in maths and English.

Once qualified nursing associates are required to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in the same way that Nurses do. Nursing Associates have the option to study a shortened degree to become a fully qualified registered nurse.

For more information on nursing associate apprenticeships with NLaG please contact Diane Hughes –  03033 303680.

Nursing Degree

All registered nurses require a nursing degree. Part of the degree programme includes placements across a range of different services. Currently we offer placements to students of Lincoln University and Hull University. Please click on the following links to view more information about the courses including entry requirements.

  • Lincoln University
  • Hull University

Return to Practice

For people that have previously worked as a registered nurse and wish to return, we operate a return to practice initiative. We support candidates through this process with a mixture of study at Lincoln University and placement within a work setting.

If you are considering returning to practice please contact Diane Hughes for more information – 03033 303680.

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