High demand role
This is a highly competitive role with a potential long lead time to join.
You may wish to consider joining the Royal Navy in a Medical Assistant (Submariner).
You’ll gain the all skills and qualifications you need for a career in nursing.
Life in the Royal Navy is extraordinary, which is why I wanted to join in the first place. Doing vital work in some amazing places, gives you a real buzz.
Naval Nurse, Medical Branch
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).
From picking your role to starting on your first day, these are the steps you'll take to join as a rating.
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