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What is a Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship? 

The Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship was developed in response to a growing demand for healthcare employers to ‘grow their own’ Registered Nurses through the Apprenticeship Levy. The first Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices began training in September 2017. The introduction of this programme has enabled people to train to become a registered nurse in their chosen field of nursing practice (Adult, Child, Learning Disability, Mental Health) through the apprenticeship route (Department of Health & Social Care 2016). 
Apprentices will be released by their employer to study in a higher education institution (HEI) and will train in a range of practice placement settings. Further information can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE), Healthcare Apprenticeships Standards Online (HASO) and Government websites 
The Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship enables apprentices to come together as a diverse group of learners from a variety of different health, social and voluntary care organisations including mental health, acute trusts, community settings, nursing homes, hospices and GP practices. Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices are registered and regulated by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). 

Aim of the Apprenticeship 

The aim of the apprenticeship is to both support the training of Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices (RNDA’s) and the career progression of Assistant Practitioners (AP’s) and Nursing Associates (NA’s) to become Registered Nurses. This will increase the capacity and capability of the nursing workforce by ensuring that the right person with the right level of skills and education is delivering the right care to the patient. 
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