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Associate Nurse- a new role?

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Has anyone heard of this new role entering the UK? I was looking at job postings as saw that there were trainee associate nurse postings up. What will this role entail? Will it be similar to North American LPNs?

Nursing Associate - a new support role for nursing | Health Education England

It appears their education will be a 2 year foundation program, they can then complete 1 year of further university training to become RNs

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Sounds very similar to Enrolled nurses that was phased out back in the late 80's early 90's

It seems they are bringing the role back now since completely phasing enrolled nurses out.

GrumpyRN, NP

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 39 years experience.

But are they going to be treated and used the way the Enrolled nurse was or are they going to be glorified HCA's?

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

I wouldn't be surprised if glorified HCA's to keep cost down

spacemonkey15

Specializes in Critical care. Has 11 years experience.

But are they going to be treated and used the way the Enrolled nurse was or are they going to be glorified HCA's?

I think they'll be used as a cheap alternative to plug gaps in RN staffing.

Buyer beware, BSN

Specializes in GENERAL. Has 40 years experience.

If you think nurses make too much money, you would like this idea.

I'm sure nursing leadership will subscribe to it this time as long as theire is money to be made for themselves and their handlers.

Going way back the concept of divide and conquer has always been the objective of conservative phsicians and their medical organizations acting in a strange bedfellow relationship with the hospital corporations and their paid spin artists in government legislators.

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GrumpyRN, NP

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 39 years experience.

Sorry Buyer beware, I don't understand what you have written.

Are you familiar with the Enrolled Nurse role?

Nursing salaries have nothing to do with medical staff.