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Associate nurse training programme

If you want to progress your career, why not consider applying for a place on the new Associate Nurse training programme?

This is a national pilot to support new roles in the NHS and provide routes to become a registered nurse. Nursing associates will work alongside health and social care support workers and registered nurses to deliver direct patient care.

This is a two year programme where you will attend Derby University once a week and have the opportunity to gain experience (placement) in other clinical areas i.e. a service within DCHS and acute hospitals. You will be allocated a mentor, who will support you throughout the programme.

Successful candidates will gain a Level 5 academic qualification..

Closing date for expressions of interest is 17 November at 12pm.

Entry Requirements

GCSEs Grade A-C in Maths and English or skills level 2 in Maths and English

Skills and Qualities

  • Ability to deal with non-routine and unpredictable nature of the workload and individual patient contact
  • Ability to take part in reflective practice and clinical supervision activities
  • Ability to communicate with members of the public and health and care providers

Internal interviews will be held on 23 November.

University interviews will be held on 7 and 8 December.  

FAQ / Expression of Interest form / Trust Talk

Curious but want to know more about the programme? Read the FAQ.

Want to submit your interest? Complete the expression of interest form.

Talk about the role on offer in our staff forum on My DCHS.

Further information

For an informal discussion or further details please contact: Helen Clarke on or 07795 122178 or  or 07766 660148