University of East London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Nursing Associate

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Course summary

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Places still available for September 2021 Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council We are delighted to be able to offer this exiting new programme in collaboration with Health Education England and our practice partners across the Communities of East London. At the University of East London, we pride ourselves on the real-world relevance of our courses and the impact we are making in our East London Community and the wider world. We are an open and inclusive university that is focused on transforming the lives of our students. Working within the sphere of nursing, the Nursing Associate delivers high quality person-centred care across health and social care settings. The Nursing Associate works within all aspects of the nursing process, taking account of the perspectives and pathways of individuals, their families and/or carers providing holistic and person-centred care to individuals, supporting the registered nurse in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care. The Nursing Associate is a highly trained support role to deliver effective, safe and responsive nursing care across a wide range of health and care settings. Nursing Associates work independently and with others under the leadership and direction of a Registered Nurse within defined parameters to deliver care in line with an agreed plan. The Nursing Associate programme offers a highly rewarding and challenging career which will provide you with a combination of practical and theoretical training to achieve a qualification that will allow you to make an important contribution to delivering safe and effective care across the lifespan. At UEL, we work with a number of local leading trust partners who offer innovative placement experiences that span both physical and mental health. You will experience a broad range of environments for you to develop the knowledge skills and behaviours required to develop confidence and experience as a Nursing Associate. The nursing programmes at UEL thrive on the supportive relationship with practice partners across the communities of East London and serves to support the health and social care needs of the local population. You will gain experience in delivering patient centred care for people who may wish to be cared for at home, in a community setting or in a hospital setting. You will gain experience across the four fields of nursing which cover: Adult, Child, mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing. You will support patients to make decisions about their healthcare needs and support those who may have complex healthcare needs. You will be working in a rapidly developing environment with evolving new technologies and new ways of delivering healthcare where you will play a pro-active part of an inter-professional team. The Nursing at UEL will provide you with a strong foundation for becoming an accountable evidenced based nurse with the leadership skills to support high quality care in the local community of East London and beyond. After the completion of the two-year course you will be able to register as a Nursing Associate with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You can also carry on your studies and apply with us to top-up to a BSc Nursing (Adult) qualification. A career in nursing offers opportunities for a career in a broad range of fields across the NHS and private sectors in hospital, community and social care. For example: Acute Hospital Trusts General Practice Community hospitals Nursing homes and care homes Private Hospitals and the Independent sector Key Industry Partners Local NHS partners across North East London. Independent and private sector UEL will support you in your personal and professional development to play a vital role in person-centred high quality care.

Course details


Year One: Professional Values (Mental Wealth), Bioscience for Nursing, Nursing Practice in the Workplace, Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health, Communication, Developing as a Nursing Associate. Year Two: Pharmacology for Nurse Associates, Team work for Inter-professional Learning, Becoming a Competent Nursing Associate, Evidence Based Research, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, Professional Competence in the Workplace. The above module structure has been designed to meet the NMC standards for pre-registration nursing associate programmes, the Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment and the Standards of Proficiency for Nursing Associates.

Assessment method

Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group works, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. Year 1 - 33 % practical, 33 % coursework, 17% Practice Assessment Documents (PAD), 17% Exams (Can be different headings: exam, assignment etc.) Year 2 – 33 % practical, 33 % coursework, 17% Practice Assessment Documents (PAD), 17% Exams You’ll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face to face assessments.

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

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Occupational Health questionnaire and Clearance


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13320 Year 1
International £13320 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Nursing Associate at University of East London - UCAS