Course options

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

The role of a Nursing Associate is a new role that is designed to bridge the gap between a healthcare assistant and a registered nurse.Their valuable contribution to healthcare is regulated by the NMC and will allow for progression via further study to registered nursing programmes such as Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing and Child Nursing. As part of your course, you’ll get the chance to immerse yourself in placements that will help you to build up the practice-based knowledge and skills to deliver such care, and become an integral part of the nursing community.


Core modules Fundamentals of Care for Patient Safety Practising Fundamentals of Care for Patient Safety 1 Supporting Person-Centred Health (Physical and Mental) and Wellbeing Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 1 Practising Fundamentals of Care for Patient Safety 2 Core modules Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 3 Supporting learning for quality care Delivering Safe and Effective Person- Centred Care 1 Monitoring and Improving Quality of Care Delivering Safe and Effective Person-Centred Care

Assessment method

In the first year as a Nursing Associate student, you’ll be introduced to the fundamental aspects of person-centred care and explore the NMC Code to understand what is expected of a proficient, competent and safe Nursing Associate. You’ll also get the chance to put your newfound knowledge and skills to the test with two core practical placements, where you’ll encounter patients with a wide range of needs in a nursing environment. Modules are subject to change and availability.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

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

International applicants

This course is not open to International Applicants.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• Evidence of level 3 study in a related subject e.g. A Levels, BTEC in Health and Social Care* • Level 2 qualifications in Maths and English e.g. GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) • An enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure is a check • Occupational Health clearance • A reference * Applicants without a Level 3 qualification but healthcare experience will be considered on an individual basis for accreditation of prior learning (APL)/prior experiential learning (APEL). ** Applicants currently working towards a Level 2 qualification in either English or Maths must have gained the qualification prior to the start of the course. If you are unlikely to have evidence of either qualification before the start of the course, you should delay your application until you have these. Applicants from outside the European Economic Area must provide evidence of achievement of the English Language Testing System (IELTS) test: at least 6.0 in the listening and reading sections, at least 6.0 in the writing and speaking sections, and at least an overall score of 6.0. Only on provision of the evidence to demonstrate that you meet the requirements listed above will you be invited to attend an interview.

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information
Nursing Associate at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS