Nursing associates

The nursing associate is a new role within the nursing family, implemented to help bridge the gap between healthcare assistants and registered nursing.

Training and working as a nursing associate is a valuable role itself in the healthcare team as well as being a route to qualifying as a registered nurse.

UNISON played a key role in the correct regulation and recognition of nursing associates and our Professional Services Unit offers advice and support to our nursing associate UNISON members in any issues they have with the NMC.

UNISON’s job is to make sure nursing associates are treated fairly, have clear roles and responsibilities, and access to ongoing learning and development.

UNISON is the largest union representing healthcare staff and students across the UK with more workplace representatives than any other union.

If you are a trainee nursing associate, make sure you join us in UNISON.