The Nursing Associate role is still fairly new in England. Nursing Associates have more clinical skills than senior care staff but without the full responsibilities of a Registered Nurse. Once you have completed your training you will be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and will need to keep developing your skills to maintain your registration.
Qualified Nursing Associates can also choose to complete an additional 2 years of training to become a Registered Nurse at any time. For more information about the role of Nursing Associates visit the Nursing & Midwifery Council website.