This year, some 2,000 people will be in training at trusts and other sites across England to become Nursing Associates - a new support role for nursing and the wider healthcare team.
Meet the nursing associates
You can download case studies from this page and find out more about the people who are taking up the opportunity to become Nursing Associates.
Pictured: trainee Nursing Associates gathered at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park for a special launch event in February 2017 (photograph supplied courtesy of the University of Wolverhampton).
In December last year I received the most exciting news of my career. From 30 January 2017 I would be starting in my new role as a CWP nursing associate! I have previous care-based experience of working in children’s services but as a nursing associate. I’ll be able to branch out into other areas, equip myself with wider experience and further my skill set. The nursing associate role is everything I had been waiting for. It’s a role I truly believe in and it really makes me feel as though I’m on the right path and progressing in my career.
Amy Leigh is a nursing associate in training at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP) NHS Foundation Trust.
Tell us your story
If you are a Nursing Associate in training and would like to tell us about your journey and experiences in training just get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.