Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Nursing Associate (with NMC registration)

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Course summary

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Do you want to work within a team helping people at their most vulnerable moments? The Nursing Associate is a sought-after post within healthcare. Upon graduation you’ll be prepared for a role supporting Registered Nursing staff and could work within the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team. Through a mix of hybrid learning, placement opportunities, specialist- facilities and supportive and compassionate lecturers, this course can help create a great foundation for professional development into Registered Nursing. Why study this subject? There is high demand across the nursing sector, nationally and internationally, for qualified Nursing Associates. A FDSc Nursing Associate course will help you learn how to deliver care for a range of people in diverse settings and meet this growing need. On graduating from this programme, Nursing Associates will be able to work independently, within defined parameters of practice and under the direction of a Registered Nurse, to deliver the distinct plan of care. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? At Buckinghamshire New University, from your very first welcome, you’ll find yourself surrounded by friendly, like-minded students and staff – all passionate about nursing and healthcare. Our degrees are created with employers to ensure that, when you graduate, you will have the skills employers are looking for. Our programme teaches you how to deliver a wide range of clinical and care skills, and demonstrate appropriate values and behaviours, underpinned by a systematic knowledge base. During the course you are supported by several key educators and a range of health care professionals across all four fields of nursing (adult, child, mental health and learning disability), both in classroom-based learning, clinical practice placements and within our state-of-the-art simulation suite, situated at our Uxbridge Campus. This programme integrates academic and learning in practice through collaboration between practice learning partners and the University. A detailed plan of the academic year, including practice, will be given to you when you start the programme. What facilities can I use? You can benefit from hands-on experience in our healthcare simulation labs at our Uxbridge Campus. Our purpose-built wards include real equipment, just like you’d find in a hospital. Simulation is an important aspect of our nursing and healthcare programmes. You will regularly spend time in the simulation labs, taking part in realistic scenarios to practise a broad spectrum of technical skills in a safe and supportive environment. What will I study? The curriculum for this course has been designed to embrace the philosophy of the FDSc Nursing Associate of transforming lives and creating a community of practice with students at the heart of the learning and teaching. Each session is closely linked to the development of knowledge as outlined within the ‘All England Nursing Associate Practice Assessment Document’. As well as this, our students have the opportunity to experience and develop core skills through Practice Placement opportunities.

Course details

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

This programme is suitable for people who already may have been employed within a healthcare environment and for those who have no prior healthcare experience.

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Additional entry requirements


Applicants will be required to complete an interview, along with the University's Maths and English assessments.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £12500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Nursing Associate (with NMC registration) at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS