Nursing (Adult) - entry point for Registered Nursing Associates at University of West London - UCAS

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Course summary

This 18-month full-time route has been designed for Nursing Associates registered with the NMC*, who wish to become an adult nurse, recognising prior certified learning. The course is approved against the Nursing and Midwifery Council Future Nurse: Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses (May 2018). These standards set out the knowledge and skills that you will learn to enable you to deliver world-class, person-centred, evidence-based care. This BNursing degree is equivalent to a BSc Honours in Nursing in level and upon completion of the course, you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an Adult Nurse. This course will prepare you to care for adults of all ages (aged 18+), who are recovering from an accident or acute illness, learning to live with a chronic health condition or at the end of their lives. You will also learn how to empower people to make a difference to their own physical and mental health. This course is offered at both our Ealing campus and Berkshire Institute for Health in Fountain House which is in the heart of Reading. As you will spend half your course gaining experience on placement, you should choose a course location that you can travel to easily - select the correct option below. *Candidates must have successfully completed either a 'Health Education England' or NMC curriculum Nursing Associate Foundation Degree You will spend equal amounts of time studying and in practice, including in hospital and out of hospital settings. Our simulation centres will help you practise your clinical skills in a safe environment. You will reflect the values expected in contemporary nursing practice (The Code, NMC 2018) and the NHS Constitution. On this course you will learn how to deliver care to the high standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The aim is to equip you with the skills and knowledge to face the challenges of nursing in the twenty-first century. You will learn how to:

  • provide, lead and coordinate care that is compassionate and evidence-based
  • care for people in healthcare settings, including their own home, in the community and in hospital
  • help promote health, protect health and prevent ill health
  • empower people, communities and populations to take control of their own health decisions and behaviours
  • care for people of different ages, backgrounds, cultures and beliefs
  • care for people with complex mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural care needs
  • care for people at the end of their life
  • work across health- and social care services
  • play a proactive role in multidisciplinary teams
  • think critically and apply your knowledge and skills
  • provide expert, evidence-based nursing care
  • be emotionally intelligent and resilient, while managing your personal health and wellbeing.
Facilities and support We will provide a supportive learning environment to help you gain confidence as you develop your skills. You will learn using high-tech, innovative resources that make your classes fun and engaging. In addition, you will have:
  • teaching staff who are highly committed, passionate subject specialists
  • a personal tutor to guide you through your course
  • regular personalised feedback on your progress in theory and practice components
  • access to a variety of practice placements, thanks to our many partners.


Compulsory Modules Level 5 • The Science of Nursing Decision Making • Leading and Managing Care • Nursing Practice Level 6 • Enhancing Professional Practice • Transitioning to being a Registrant • Art and Science of Person Centred Care • Leading Innovation and Improvement in Nursing Practice • Nursing Practice Year 3

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

Nursing Associate Qualification

Additional entry requirements

Health checks


Applicants for this course are required to attend a values based interview with an academic, clinician and a service user/carer (


We recommend applicants have: • Some study in the past five years • Experience of working in a health/social care setting (paid/voluntary) Applicants need to ensure they meet, or are working towards meeting the entry criteria at the time of application. One satisfactory reference needs to be provided with the application form.

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Nursing (Adult) - entry point for Registered Nursing Associates at University of West London - UCAS