Naval Nurse (Student)

Naval Nurse (Student) United Kingdom

Royal Navy
Full Time United Kingdom 34000 GBP ANNUAL 2023-07-07
Job description

The role at a glance

Earn up to this amount while studying at university

6 weeks

Of paid holiday every year


Get paid to study for your BSc in Adult Nursing


Earn over this amount after university and initial training


Medical and dental care


All around the world

What you’ll do

Joining the Royal Navy as a Student Nurse means you’ll get paid to study your BSc in Adult Nursing as Birmingham City University, completely paid for by us. You’ll complete Initial Naval Training at HMS Raleigh before starting university in either Sept or January, depending on when you get your A-level results. You’ll train alongside other military students, which means you’ll have great academic and personal support for the duration of your training. Once you’ve qualified, you’ll start at one of our Joint Hospital Group Units in Plymouth, Portsmouth or Birmingham. Personnel are embedded into the NHS trusts in these areas, where you’ll consolidate your nurse training. You’ll begin preceptorship and a 2-year foundation programme which enables you to rotate through different clinical areas. You’ll then get ready to deploy when required on one of our medical capabilities. You’ll have further opportunities to specialise in different areas, including Critical care, emergency medicine, primary care (and many more).IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, TALK TO US

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Your role
Complete your BSc in Adult Nursing at Birmingham City University
Once qualified, you’ll consolidate your training during preceptorship and the foundation programme
Maintain clinical skills working alongside the NHS within a Joint Hospital Group Unit
Deploy in challenging environments all over the world
Take opportunities to carry out specialist courses in areas including Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Primary Care and many more
Become part of a world-class medical service that’s respected far beyond the Armed Forces

What you’ll get
Skills for life
Qualifications you'll gain
BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing
You could have the opportunity for further post-graduate study in specialist clinical areas
Ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities
Standard and enhanced learning credits for personal and professional development
Civilian recognised Leadership and Management Opportunities

Skills you'll develop
Command, leadership and management training with recognised civilian qualifications
Clinical mentorship roles
Ability to work outside your comfort zone in unfamiliar and challenging environments
Leadership and management
Adaptability and flexibility to carry your nursing skills into any situation

Pay and benefits
A salary of at least £20,000 after you’ve been in-service for 6 months
University fees paid for plus subsidised accommodation and an additional food allowance
As a qualified Nurse, you’ll earn a salary of £34,000
Fantastic pay and promotion opportunities throughout your career
An excellent pension scheme
Sports and adventure training
Six weeks of paid holiday every year
Free medical and dental care

Career progression

Start Initial Naval Training at HMS Raleigh


Complete your 3 year BSc in Adult Nursing


Join one of the Joint Hospital Group Units and commence preceptorship


Promote to Leading Naval Nurse on completion of your degree


Based on merit, if you work hard you can be promoted to Petty Officer

What you'll need
Aged 17 and a half to 39
Multiple entry points exist to gain 120 UCAS points; check with MSAT PO as not all accepted
At least 3 GCSEs at grades A-C (9-4) (or Scottish equivalent), which must include English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject. Other Level 2 study may be considered
Be a British or Irish national, or a Commonwealth citizen, or a Dual National
A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)
Pass the Naval Swimming Test

Skills and interests
Passionate and enthusiastic with an eagerness to learn
Quick thinking and calm under pressure

A caring and compassionate nature

A team player

An adventurous spirit

Starting your career
Joining process
Initial training
Professional training

Once you’ve confirmed your eligibility, the joining process is as follows:

Submit an application

Once you’ve registered your interest and have satisfied the basic eligibility criteria, you will be sent an online application form

Defence Aptitude Assessment (DAA)

You’ll be tested on: Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Work Rate, Spatial Reasoning, Electrical Comprehension and Mechanical Comprehension.
To prepare, you can practise the DAA


A formal interview to talk through your suitability for the role

Medical and eye tests

These are quite comprehensive and must be completed by one of our Ministry of Defence-approved doctors

Pre-Joining Fitness Test (PJFT)

This involves completing a 2.4km run on a treadmill within a certain time, at a fitness centre near you

Student Nurse Selection Board

This is a 1 day board held every February in Portsmouth where you will deliver a 10-minute presentation on a clinical subject, take part in a team working exercise and sit a 30-40 minute interview with the Nurse Education Advisor and Specialist Medical Recruitment Team.

Royal Navy Acquaint Course (RNAC)

This four-day induction to life in the Royal Navy is a pass or fail course

Start training

Once you’ve passed a Security Check, you’ll be offered a place at HMS Raleigh. University intakes are either September or January, depending on when you get your A-level results. You’ll start at HMS Raleigh 12-14 weeks before you’re due to join BCU.

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