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Trainee nurses embark on a new course to transform healthcare

Reported in the Coventry Observer (8 July 2017): TRAINEE nurses are embarking on a new course to transform healthcare.

Coventry University have launched a ‘nursing association’ course which aims to bridge the gap between healthcare assistants and registered nurses.

Over the next two years 29 trainees will spend one day at the university and the rest of the time working at hospitals, health or social care organisations or in the community.

Healthcare bodies across the county have signed up to take on some of the trainees, including University Hospital Coventry, George Eliot Hospital and Myton Hospice.

Coventry University is part of a second wave of 24 test sites chosen by Health Education England to deliver the training for the new role, with 11 other pilot areas launching courses earlier this year.

It will create 2,000 nurses across the country by 2019.

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