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NHS Trust Nursing Internships

Interested in pursuing Nursing as a career but unsure where to start, or how to get relevant experience?

Nursing is a rewarding career choice and at Northumbria we are committed to providing excellent and innovative nursing education. We are pleased to announce we have worked closely with the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) ‘Future Nurse’ standards to offer our new Nursing Science Registered Nurse (Adult) MSc to help those from any undergraduate background kick-start their journey in becoming a healthcare professional.

As part of this course, there is a standard entry requirement for 500 hours care experience and 200 hours theoretical experience, totalling 700 hours Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Most applicants from a non-healthcare related background will not meet these requirements, which is why Northumbria University has teamed up with Gateshead, Newcastle and Northumbria NHS Trusts to offer 20 paid internships to help you develop the necessary skills required before the course begins in January 2022.

Please note: The internship roles will be advertised by the NHS Trust on the NHS job website. You can contact Barry Hill ( for details. 

It's really easy to apply for one of the available internships. All you need to do is:

  1. Start and submit your your application here.
  2. Successful applicants will be invited to an interview to be interviewed for both an internship and a place on Nursing Science Registered Nursing (Adult) MSc. Interviews will be held in collaboration with the NHS Trust.
  3. Should you be successful at the interview stage, you will be placed on a band 2 six-month paid internship with a local NHS partner.
  4. Successful completion of an internship will lead to starting Nursing Science Registered Nursing (Adult) MSc in January 2021.

Successful completion of the internship, and a successful interview, will lead to entry to the following course:

If you've got any questions about the internships or Nursing Science Registered Nurse (Adult) MSc then please get in touch with:

If you'd like to talk to any of our current students then please visit the Communication Hub.

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