Registered Nurse 

Degree 

Apprenticeships

Work. Learn. Earn

Registered Nurse 

Degree 

Apprenticeships

Work. Learn. Earn.

About the apprenticeship

The Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship (RNDA) will give you a chance to study for a qualification that will enable you to become a registered nurse. Both adult nursing and mental health nursing will be available.

What’s in it for you? 

The programme will give you the opportunity to study for a nursing degree and qualify as a nurse whilst being paid with no tuition fees to pay.

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About the apprenticeship

The Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship (RNDA) will give you a chance to study for a qualification that will enable you to become a registered nurse. Both adult nursing and mental health nursing will be available.

What’s in it for you? 

The programme will give you the opportunity to study for a nursing degree and qualify as a nurse whilst being paid with no tuition fees to pay.

“A life changing opportunity to be able to embark on a new career, become qualified, get hands on practical experience while earning an affordable income to support my family.”

Who can become an RNDA

The type of person we are looking for

  • Are you resilient and up for the challenge?

  • Are you looking for a fulfilling career and professional qualification?

  • Are you keen to go to university but are concerned about the costs?

  • Are you someone who has always dreamed of being a nurse and are thinking about a career change?

We are looking for people who care about people and their wellbeing and want to make a difference.

Who can become an RNDA

The type of person we are looking for

  • Are you resilient and up for the challenge?

  • Are you looking for a fulfilling career and professional qualification?

  • Are you keen to go to university but are concerned about the costs?

  • Are you someone who has always dreamed of being a nurse and are thinking about a career change?

We are looking for people who care about people and their wellbeing and want to make a difference.

“Challenging but exceptionally rewarding, this apprenticeship was the only way I could go into nursing and I’m so grateful for this opportunity.”

What we need

To apply for a RNDA, you will need to: 

  • be aged 18 or over at the start of the programme
  • have grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Mathematics or equivalent at point of application
  • have 3 A-level’s at grade C or above or equivalent, or level 3 study recognised to be sufficient for entry (this may include a full level 3 Apprenticeship or Access to Higher Education). Any qualification grades that are pending need to be achieved before the start of the programme in August / September 2023.

We welcome applications from people who have experience or who are new to healthcare. If you are an existing member of staff we would encourage you to speak with your education teams.

What we need

To apply for a RNDA, you will need to: 

  • be aged 18 or over at the start of the programme
  • have grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Mathematics or equivalent at point of application
  • have 3 A-level’s at grade C or above or equivalent, or level 3 study recognised to be sufficient for entry (this may include a full level 3 Apprenticeship or Access to Higher Education). Any qualification grades that are pending need to be achieved before the start of the programme in August / September 2023.

We welcome applications from people who have experience or who are new to healthcare. If you are an existing member of staff we would encourage you to speak with your education teams.

“It’s been an incredible privilege to start working in the NHS as a registered nurse apprentice.”

Specifics of the role

Where it all takes place

The course will combine university study alongside working as an apprentice in healthcare settings in Dorset.

This means you could be placed in:

We will ask you to state a preference for your main base of work, however you should be prepared to work anywhere in Dorset and will be expected to travel to different sites across Dorset and work in different services.

As well as working as part of the team delivering care at your home base, you will also experience placement opportunities at various locations where you’ll develop the skills to become a registered nurse.

Whilst on placement your shift pattern may include nights, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

Due to the type of programme annual leave is not able to be taken whilst on placement.

Programme provider

The university study will be provided by Bournemouth University. 

Contract

The programme is approximately 4 years and will start in August / September 2023 (subject to change) and is full time, 37.5 hours a week. This is made up of:

  • 7.5 hours (1 day) university study
  • 30 hours working shifts in a healthcare setting

“Thank you for such a great opportunity, we are so lucky to have a wide breadth of knowledge both as a student nurse and a health care assistant.”

Applications are now open

Applications are currently open and are due to close on 12 February 2023.

Ready to start your career in nursing? 

If you’re interested in finding a career with the NHS in Dorset, take a look at the opportunities we currently have available.

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