Associate Nurses

BMI Healthcare is proud to support newly qualified nurses (NQNs) in whatever speciality they wish to pursue. If you are newly qualified, we offer fantastic opportunities to develop your career.

The benefits of being a Newly Qualified Nurse in the private sector

We often get asked if the private sector is a good fit for a newly qualified nurse. The answer is yes! 

As well as a fantastic preceptorship, there is plenty more to get excited about with just some of the pros of being a NQN within the private sector:

  • Better staff numbers so there is less pressure across the team, and you have more time to spend with your patients and deliver the care you have been trained to deliver
  • Every employee gets a personalised career development plan
  • Managers are accessible and the management structure is open and visible
  • Consultants are accessible and have great relationships with nurses, as well as the rest of the hospital team
  • Flexible working hours to suit your lifestyle and help you to establish a healthy work/life balance

Our commitment to your nursing career development

As a newly qualified nurse or operating department practitioner you will have lots of options and ideas about your first registered role. BMI Healthcare can give you support and access to training and development opportunities, including academically accredited courses and masters level modules to help you to develop within your nursing career.

We have a dedicated people development team committed to your learning and development to support you in your career.

We nurture people to become clinical specialists.

We are passionate about our preceptorship programme and are delighted to showcase our programme to help you build confidence and refine your skills:

  • The programme is designed to give you insight into what you can expect in your first 180 days.

  • You will be allocated an experienced Preceptor to coach and support you during your first steps of delivering safe patient care as a registered practitioner.

  • The programme is designed to meet the needs of nurses just like you and is recognised by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). The programme offers innovative development opportunities and will set you up for a successful career at BMI Healthcare.

  • Develop your clinical skills through work placements at a BMI Hospital and via distance learning modules.

  • Classroom and distance learning modules delivered by our Clinical Education Team will help you grow your underpinning knowledge.

Similar to the placements you undertook in your training, we will support you in developing your skills for use in specialist wards, where you can continue your development and professional growth.

Taking a NQN role with BMI Healthcare is career enabling, with real tangible progression, leading tools, training and fantastic clinical preceptors.

A job with us is setting yourself up for an incredible and varied career.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you’ll enjoy genuine job satisfaction and reassurance that you’ll be cared for the way you care for your patients – with respect for individual needs.

What our employees really think

We think you'll love working at BMI Healthcare, but don't just take our word for it.

As a Registered Nurse at BMI Healthcare, I enjoy all aspects of my role, whether I'm working with the patients to plan their care, collaborating with outpatients staff to ensure patients have a good experience when attending the department, or working with our consultants to grow the business and develop new services.

Maggie Donaghue, Registered Nurse, BMI The Woodlands Hospital