University of Greenwich

Degree level: Undergraduate

FdSc Nursing Associate

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Course summary

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This two-year Nursing Associate Foundation Degree is split between placements and on-campus learning. Train for a key nursing role, responding to the needs of patients and their families. Nursing associates support the delivery of high-quality care while allowing nurses and wider teams to focus on complex clinical duties. This role is highly valuable in responding to patient needs. In the first year of this course, you discover more about the role and its values. You'll study anatomy and physiology to understand the biology behind ill-health, plus the psychological and social factors that affect health and wellbeing. In the second year, you learn more about disease processes, and how to deliver and manage planned care. You'll also learn about drugs and pharmacology for medicine management. Successful completion of the course entitles you to register with the Nursing & Midwifery (NMC) council as a Registered Nurse Associate. What you should know about this course:

  • Nursing and Midwifery at Greenwich is number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2021).
  • Nursing at the University of Greenwich is first in London for the quality of its teaching and overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2019).
  • Our extensive range of placement partners includes NHS acute, community and mental health Trusts, GP surgeries, hospices and voluntary sector organisations.
  • Our highly qualified staff are both teachers and researchers, giving you access to a talented pool of educators.
"Like all universities, the University of Greenwich must develop our pre-registration nursing and midwifery courses in line with the requirements as stated in the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (2018) standards framework for nursing and midwifery education. These standards underpin all education for nurses, midwives and nursing associates to ensure courses reflect the safety and needs of the public, the profession and our students. To do this we have a schedule of programme re-approvals, and this course and the module content is currently subject to this review process. We anticipate this to be finalised by Jan 2021 and will consult you of any further changes should they arise before the start date.”

Course details

Modules

All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Two years of verifiable and relevant work experience. Registered nurses can exceptionally apply for more than 50% of RPL/RPEL from a pre-registration nursing programme

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.gre.ac.uk/foundation-degrees/eduhea/nursing-associate-foundation-degree#entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Health checks

• Undergo occupational health screening

Interview

Applicants who are shortlisted will be required to attend a selection day which will involve a short face-to-face interview


English language requirements

For more information on our English Language requirements, please click on the following link:

https://www.gre.ac.uk/international/help-and-support/courses


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 £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2020/21 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2021/22 academic year.
FdSc Nursing Associate at University of Greenwich - UCAS