Nursing associates work with healthcare support workers and registered nurses to provide care and treatment in a wide range of health and care settings. This two-year foundation degree is a flexible, practice-based course, which will enable Students to provide high quality, person-centred care across the lifespan. This two-year foundation degree is delivered within a supportive learning environment. It offers perspectives on health, ill health, health promotion and protection, life sciences and nursing practice in a range of settings. It comprises approximately 50% theory and 50% practice, across the required 2300 programme hours. The Nursing Associate programme is a flexible, authentic practice learning course aimed to develop competent, confident and compassionate Nursing Associates, providing high quality, safe and responsive person-centred care across the lifespan in diverse care setting. This course includes significant practice (or work-based) learning. Students will have the opportunity to achieve national proficiencies relating to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Standards of Proficiency for Nursing Associates. This will enable them to become an accountable professional, promote health and prevent ill health, provide and monitor care, work as part of a team, improve safety and the quality of care, and contribute to integrated care. In Year 1 they will be introduced to the foundations for nursing associate practice in which they will develop knowledge of the principles that underpin professional practice and patient care. In Year 2 they will prepare to undertake the professional role of the nursing associate and gain the skills and experience required to become a partner in care with both their patients and members of the multidisciplinary team.
Year 1 Higher Education and Digital Skills for Health Professionals Clinical Practice 1 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology Foundations of Professional Practice Diverse Perspectives Therapeutic Interventions Year 2 Clinical Practice 2 Public Health and Health Promotion Professional Development Skills across the Life Span Research in Evidence Based Practice
Reflective Essay Practice Assessment Document Portfolio of Evidence Ongoing Achievement Record Exam Essay Presentation Medication Exam Health Promotion Campaign Clinical Exam Poster Social Media Campaign Small Scale Project
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We are looking for applicants who are passionate about health care professions and providing person centred care.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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Plymouth Marjon University
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