University of Cumbria has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
The nursing associate role is a highly trained support role to deliver safe, effective and responsive, person centred nursing care in and across a wide range of health and care settings, ranging from pre life to end of life This programme will prepare you by ensuring you have the necessary knowledge, clinical skills, attitudes and behaviours to take on this new and innovative role. The learning outcomes are outlined in: Nursing Associate Curriculum Framework, (Health Education England, 2017 available at https://www.hee.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Nursing%20Associate%20Curriculum%20Framework%20Feb2017_0.pdf The programme will focus on the skills, attitudes and values and knowledge required to perform the role to a high standard. During the programme you will explore: 1. Professional values and how to enact these responsibly within the role of nursing associate. 2. Person centred approaches to care - ensuring you can exercise the skills, attitudes and behaviours that support the planning, delivery and evaluation of high quality, person centred, holistic care 3. Delivering care - equipping you to work across organisational boundaries in a range of health and care settings and apply in practice the range of clinical and care skills appropriate to your role. 4. Communication and interpersonal skills – enabling you to communicate effectively across a wide range of channels and with a wide range of individuals, the public, health and social care professionals and developing those interpersonal skills that promote clarity, compassion, empathy, respect and trust. 5. Team working and leadership - exploring the principles underpinning leadership frameworks and associate team working and leadership competencies and demonstrate a range of those competencies, attitudes and behaviours required of a nursing associate. 6. Duty of care, candour, equality and diversity - allowing you to explain the principles underpinning duty of care, equality and diversity and the need for candour, consistently demonstrating the application of those principles in and across a range of settings across the life span. 7. Supporting learning and assessment in practice - demonstrating those skills, attitudes and behaviours that support personal development and lifelong learning, as well as those associated with the development of others. 8. Research, development and innovation – evidencing the importance of research and innovation, and being research aware, across the health and care landscape. In your role you will explore how this improves the quality of patient/individual safety and care and addresses the challenges faced in the context of rising public expectations Applicants must be working in a nursing setting and have the support of their employer - as evidenced by a letter of support from the employer confirming commitment to the programme including provision of appropriate supervision and assessment; support to attend University and placements to enable students to meet the Standards of Proficiency for Nursing Associates, (NMC).
Coursework; practical exams and written exams. Qualificatory practice units.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
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.
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
Applicants must be working in a nursing setting and have the support of their employer - as evidenced by a letter of support from the employer confirming commitment to the programme including provision of appropriate supervision and assessment; support to attend University and placements to enable students to meet the Standards of Proficiency for Nursing Associates, (NMC). NVQ 3 or equivalent portfolio of evidence (as determined by the programme leader) Values based recruitment of candidate is demonstrating these values.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
By end of first year - requirement to achieve care certificate Exit/EPA requirement - must have gained level 2 Maths or English (or equivalent)
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Fees and funding
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