University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Nursing Associate

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Course summary

This will involve developing the professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to care for people across the lifespan, (pre-conception to end of life) with diverse needs (physical, mental health and learning disabilities) in a range of settings, ( home, community and inpatient settings). You will spend equal time theory and practice to meet the requirements of the programme. Course Overview The course is 2 years in length. This is a new and exciting role to bridge the gap between healthcare support workers and registered nurses. This programme integrates the provision of higher level academic knowledge, understanding and skills with the opportunity to apply this in the workplace and thus develop occupation competency at a professional level as a nursing associate. Year One

  • Applied Biological Sciences for Health
  • Professional Practice and Accountability
  • Developing Evidence Based Practice
  • Introduction to Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Concepts of Health and Social Policy
  • Introduction to Nursing Associate Practice
  • Qualificatory Practice Unit 1 - Clinical Skills
Year Two
  • Pharmacology and Medicine Therapeutics
  • Living with Long Term Conditions Across the Lifespan
  • Learning from the 'Lived' Experience
  • Communication and Relationship Management in a Therapeutic context
  • Understanding Care Needs NUAS5006 - The Nursing Associate as Leader
  • Qualificatory Practice Unit 2 - Clinical Skills

Course details

Assessment method

Coursework; practical exams and written exams. Qualificatory practice units.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B750
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
Lancaster
Campus code:
L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

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

https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate/nursing-associate/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview

Other

By end of first year - requirement to achieve care certificate Exit/EPA requirement - must have gained level 2 Maths or English (or equivalent)


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Nursing Associate at University of Cumbria - UCAS