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. Graduates will be able to work as a Nursing Associate and make career progression within the health and social care sectors. You'll develop a wide range of transferable clinical, care and interpersonal skills (including medicines management) across different health and social care settings. This two-year Nursing Associate Foundation Degree is split between placements and on-campus learning. You will be taught by a wide range of academic staff and clinical experts who have varying nursing backgrounds and expertise. We also draw widely on the experiences of patients/ service users who share their knowledge and perspective of their illnesses and experiences of health care. Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. Successful completion of the course will allow you to: Attain a Foundation Degree of Science (FdSc) in Nursing Associate (Level 5). Register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This award can also be recognised as prior learning (RPL) towards a BSc Hons Nursing course, allowing you to complete your nurse training within 18-24 months. You might be able to undertake this as an apprentice, so you earn as you are learning. Applicants must be aware that places are limited on this course and that if changes are to be made to the programme, it could impact on the start date.
Year 1 - Students are required to study the following compulsory modules. Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology (30 credits) Delivering and Monitoring Planned Care 1 (30 credits) Individual Health & Well-Being (30 credits) Professional and Academic Development (30 credits) Year 2 - Students are required to study the following compulsory modules. Pathophysiology: Illness and its impact upon individuals (15 credits) Recognising and Managing Individual Needs (30 credits) Delivering and Monitoring Planned Care 2 (30 credits) Role Transition (30 credits) Medicines Management (15 credits)
Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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:
- Year 1
BTEC/National Diploma International Baccalaureate Advanced and Progression Diplomas Access courses NVQ (Level 3) Diploma in Health and Social Care (Level 3)
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Candidates will be required to attend an interview at a Selection Day
A Professional and Academic Reference will be required. Appropriate healthcare experience through work shadowing or observation either voluntary or paid is encouraged Professional / Academic Reference Required Suitability Declaration
English language requirements
Level 2 from a pre-2014 Access course or Functional skills level 2 or IELTS of 7.0 (with minimum of 6.5 in each skill)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6165||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6165||Year 1|