Nursing Degree Apprenticeship Overview
Working as a registered nurse means working with a variety of service users, families and carers, and with a range of health and care professionals and other agencies. You might be working in: a hospital, someone’s home, the community, social care or public health. Specialisms you could opt for include adult nursing, children’s nursing, mental health and learning disabilities.
Registered nurses are a key part of the wider teams that meet the health and care needs of patients and service users.
Skills you will learn as part of your Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship
You will learn a set of core skills which are relevant to all specialisms, plus specific skills depending on which area you choose to focus.
The core skills include:
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
• 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 carers and families in all settings, including the community ensuring that decisions about care are shared
Nursing Practise and Decision making
• Practice autonomously, compassionately, skilfully 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 & 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
What types of jobs will this Degree Apprenticeship qualify me to do?
On completion of the apprenticeship you will meet the qualification requirements to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
What Qualifications will I have at the end of the Degree Apprenticeship?
A degree in Nursing
How can I apply for this Degree Apprenticeship?
Degree Apprenticeships are advertised by the employers and you apply in the same way you would for a job. Vacancies can be found on the government website for apprenticeships