Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Nursing and Midwifery Council

Foundation Degree Nursing Associate

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston – Kingston is No.1 in London and No.6 overall in the UK for nursing and midwifery (Guardian league tables 2022). – You’ll develop a range of specialist and transferable skills (including medicines management) through clinical placements in a variety of settings. – Kingston University was chosen as one of the first pilot sites for this new Nursing Associate foundation course. About this course As a nursing associate, you’ll deliver hands-on care to patients. You’ll work alongside healthcare support workers (holding a care certificate) and fully qualified registered nurses, bridging the existing gap between the two roles. Through a combination of theoretical learning and practice placements you’ll develop a wide range of specialist and transferable clinical, care and interpersonal skills across all four fields of nursing. Practice placements will also give you the opportunity to gain a wide range of experiences through exposure to different health and care settings. Nursing associates will be a key part of the multi- disciplinary workforce that’s needed to respond to the future needs of the public and patients.

Course details

Modules

Year 1

  • Personal and Professional Development 1
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Skills for Healthcare Practice 1
  • Professionalism in Practice
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
Year 2
  • Personal and Professional Development 2
  • Skills for Healthcare Practice 2
  • The Acutely Unwell Person
  • Long Term Conditions
- Leadership for Nursing Associates

Assessment method

There are a range of assessment types including examinations, coursework and practical assessments in both the Clinical Skills and Simulation Suite and the workplace. The assessments are staged throughout the academic year to ensure coherence and an even, manageable workload. Practice is assessed through successful completion of the practice assessment document and objective structured clinical assessments (OSCAs), in conjunction with successful sign-off in practice by a practice assessor and an academic assessor at the end of Years 1 and 2. Students require a pass in both theory and practice to achieve their final award.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

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

Application codes

Course code:
B745
Institution code:
K84
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other further education courses. T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher education and/or apprenticeships. Students who study T Level spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action. T Levels are the equivalent to three A levels and we recognise the UCAS tariff points they attract in line with other qualifications that aid progression to higher education.

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

https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/nursing-associate-fdsc/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7800 Year 1
Scotland £7800 Year 1
Wales £7800 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Foundation Degree Nursing Associate at Kingston University - UCAS