A Trainee Nursing Associate is a member of the nursing team, who is working their way through training and once qualified, will eventually help bridge the gap between Health Care Assistants and registered Nurses.
TNAs work with people of all ages and across all four fields of nursing: adult, child, mental health and learning disability, in a variety of settings in health and social care. Once qualified, their role contributes to the core work of nursing, freeing up registered nurses to focus on more complex clinical care.
It's a stand-alone role that also provides a progression route into graduate level nursing.
The TNA is regulated and registered by The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).