The University of Derby was one of the first Higher Education Institutions to be involved in the pilot training programme for Nursing Associates, with over 100 Trainee Nursing Associates starting with the University in January 2017.
- Join a Foundation Degree course with excellent career prospects: 100% of our graduates were employed or continued onto further study on completion of the course
- On successful completion of the programme you wil be able to Register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Nursing Associate
- Gain essential practical experience within all four fields of nursing – Learning Disability, Mental Health, Children’s and Adult
- Benefit from some of the best university facilities of their kind including Clinical Skills Suites and our state-of-the-art Immersive Suites
- Be inspired on a programme with strong approval ratings: in the 2018 National Student Survey 92% were satisfied with this course
- Learn from a highly experienced and enthusiastic teaching team who provide full support to help you achieve your ambitions
Stage one Human Growth and Development across the Lifespan Communication and Working in Teams Providing and Monitoring Nursing Care Promoting Health and Independence Personal and professional development for Nursing Associates Integrated Theory and Practice Stage two Research and Evidence Based Practice Medicines Management Patient centred care for complex health needs Leading and Integrating care Assuring quality and safety of care Applied Theory and Practice
Assessment approaches are varied and include poster presentations, exam, essays, assignments, case based discussions and practical skills assessments. The teaching team includes qualified health professionals with extensive experience of nursing and leadership roles within the NHS as well as nursing education. They have professional interests across children’s, mental health learning disability nursing as well as Occupational therapy and science. Your Programme Leader, Tracey Whitmore, has more than 30 years’ experience as Registered Nurse (Adult) as well as teaching higher education for over 10 years.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
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:
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Additional entry requirements
An Occupational Health Assessment and Clearance by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this when required.
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.5; with at least IELTS 6.0 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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