Nursing Associate Practitioner at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

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Course summary

Nursing associates help bridge the gap between healthcare assistant and registered nurse. This practice-led course is aimed at healthcare assistants currently supporting registered nurses. Through study and work-based learning in a supportive environment, it develops your skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours so you can play an active part in improving people’s experience of healthcare. Course Accreditation/Industry Endorsement

  • This course meets the requirements of the national Nursing Associate Training programme curriculum as well as the NHS Constitution.
Facilities and Specialist Equipment
  • Access to the latest medical/health equipment and facilities at regional hospitals and community health settings during placements.
  • Fully immersive simulation suites at both our Luton and Bedford campuses, preparing students to respond to and manage clinical situations and scenarios.
  • Simulation wards with a range of medical-grade training mannequins to tackle real-life scenarios in a safe and supported environment.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • The curriculum has been developed by experienced nurses and is delivered in partnership with local employers and services.
Your Student Experience
  • You learn through a combination of lectures and seminars, guided study and work-based learning.
  • We deliver predominantly face-to-face teaching so your tutors are on site to support you while you get to meet and exchange ideas with other healthcare students.
  • Our lecturers are all experienced registered nurses and have published widely in their field.
  • Our strong links with regional healthcare providers mean you can secure a practice placement in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire or East London.
  • Clinical specialists from our partnership trusts come to campus to support your learning so your studies are underpinned by the latest research and practice.
  • Benefit from the support of a practice mentor and a personal academic tutor.
  • On your placement, you undertake a mix of early, late and night shifts to ensure you experience typical shift patterns for a healthcare professional.


Areas of study may include:

  • Introduction To Nursing Associate Interventions
  • Application Of Nursing Associate Theory And Practice
  • Academic Skills Development For Nursing Associates
  • Exploring Health And Primary Care Services In The Community
  • Understanding Health For Healthcare Practitioners
  • Public Health Principles And Practice For Nursing Associates
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Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

We would strongly recommend that all successful applicants (unless exempt on medical grounds) receive a full course of Covid-19 vaccinations prior to commencing the course.


English language requirements

IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with a minimum score of 6 in any area, where English is a second language (unless already registered with the NMC as a nurse).

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Nursing Associate Practitioner at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS