Nurse associate apprentice speaks at House of Commons

Thursday April 11, 2019

Trainee nurse associate Peggy Murrell talked about the benefits of her apprenticeship at the House of Commons on Monday, following an invitation to address attendees by the MP for Chichester and the government’s Apprentice Ambassador Gillian Keegan.

I am enjoying the course so much and the support and encouragement that comes from my managers, colleagues and the university is second to none

Peggy explained her journey from healthcare assistant towards becoming a registered nurse through an apprenticeship, highlighting that age does not matter.

Peggy, who works at the eye unit and day hospital at Southlands, said: “I was so proud to be given the opportunity to represent our fantastic hospital trust and Brighton University. Being part of the first cohort to undertake the course in this area has been a life-changing experience.

“Not only have I learnt an enormous amount, I am enjoying the course so much and the support and encouragement that comes from my managers,  colleagues and the university is second to none.”

Apply to be a Nurse Associate

If you are interested in becoming a trainee Nurse Associate, in July, there is an opportunity to apply for a six month placement as a healthcare assistant, gaining the care certificate, leading to a Nurse Associate apprenticeship in February 2020.

For further information please email PracticeDevelopment@wsht.nhs.uk.

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