as far as i'm aware, the military are no longer training pre-reg nursing students. so how they are planning on transferring into the corps un-trained officers to then train them as psychi nurse is a little confusing...... :S
Pre-reg nursing training continues unabated. Only difference is the Diploma course is going the way of the dodo for the military, and it's all going to be Degee courses now. Not heard of the NO Transfer scheme though!
There will be no pre-reg intakes...to the diploma course, because there will be no diploma course.
All three Services continue to interview for student nurses, so I anticipate they will wish to continue training them for the time being.
The great difficulty for the Army is that they took 90% of the places on the diploma courses because their candidates had less qualifications than the RN and RAF candidates who largely dominate the degree intakes. There will be two degree intakes per year from Sep/Oct, but candidates will still have to meet the entry requirements.
There was some talk of going to a bursary model, but nothing seems to have come of it.