The pre-registration nursing associate degree, approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, is designed to provide you with a direct route to becoming a Registered Nursing Associate (RNA) within the NHS or other health and care organisation. The Nursing Associate role is essential to the future development of health and social care and completing this foundation degree will quality you to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and work as Band 4 within the NHS. Delivered by experienced Registered Nurses, the flexible, practice based programme provides students with the clinical knowledge and skills to support the provision of safe, quality care across a range of healthcare settings. The embedded practice-based approach to this programme will enable you to experience a range of placement across the health sector, communicating effectively and developing skills which will allow you to flourish both academically and, in the workplace. Successful completion of the FdSc Nursing Associate programme provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nursing Associate (RNA).
Year 1 Modules: Clinical Education Preparatory Skills; Clinical Practice for the Nursing Associate 1; Contextualised Theory for the Nursing Associate; The Human Life Span; Health and Inequalities; Clinical Interventions. Year 2 Modules: Clinical Practice for the Nursing Associate 2; Equality in Public Health; Personal Development and Wellbeing; Specialist Skills for the Nursing Associate.
We recognise feedback as an essential component of your learning and progression. We adopt a feed-forward approach whereby feedback is given in a developmental manner to support your continued progression. You will receive feedback on all assessments within 20 working days.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
A minimum of 1 year's previous experience within a health care setting
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|