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Nursing Associate (with NMC registration)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade 4/C or above in Maths and English or a suitable equivalent.

UCAS Tariff

32-56

A typical offer will be 32 - 56 UCAS Tariff points in addition to GCSE Grade 4/ C or above in Maths and English or a suitable equivalent. Applications will be assessed on an individual basis.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Health sciences

Do you want to work within a team helping people at their most vulnerable moments? The Nursing Associate is a sought-after post within healthcare. Upon graduation you’ll be prepared for a role supporting Registered Nursing staff and could work within the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Through a mix of hybrid learning, placement opportunities, specialist- facilities and supportive and compassionate lecturers, this course can help create a great foundation for professional development into Registered Nursing.

**Why study this subject?**
There is high demand across the nursing sector, nationally and internationally, for qualified Nursing Associates.

A FDSc Nursing Associate course will help you learn how to deliver care for a range of people in diverse settings and meet this growing need.

On graduating from this programme, Nursing Associates will be able to work independently, within defined parameters of practice and under the direction of a Registered Nurse, to deliver the distinct plan of care.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
At Buckinghamshire New University, from your very first welcome, you’ll find yourself surrounded by friendly, like-minded students and staff – all passionate about nursing and healthcare.

Our degrees are created with employers to ensure that, when you graduate, you will have the skills employers are looking for.

Our programme teaches you how to deliver a wide range of clinical and care skills, and demonstrate appropriate values and behaviours, underpinned by a systematic knowledge base.

During the course you are supported by several key educators and a range of health care professionals across all four fields of nursing (adult, child, mental health and learning disability), both in classroom-based learning, clinical practice placements and within our state-of-the-art simulation suite, situated at our Uxbridge Campus.

This programme integrates academic and learning in practice through collaboration between practice learning partners and the University. A detailed plan of the academic year, including practice, will be given to you when you start the programme.

**What facilities can I use?**
You can benefit from hands-on experience in our healthcare simulation labs at our Uxbridge Campus. Our purpose-built wards include real equipment, just like you’d find in a hospital.

Simulation is an important aspect of our nursing and healthcare programmes. You will regularly spend time in the simulation labs, taking part in realistic scenarios to practise a broad spectrum of technical skills in a safe and supportive environment.

**What will I study?**
The curriculum for this course has been designed to embrace the philosophy of the FDSc Nursing Associate of transforming lives and creating a community of practice with students at the heart of the learning and teaching.

Each session is closely linked to the development of knowledge as outlined within the ‘All England Nursing Associate Practice Assessment Document’.

As well as this, our students have the opportunity to experience and develop core skills through Practice Placement opportunities.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,000
per year
International
£16,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Uxbridge Campus

Department:

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Health sciences (non-specific)

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Subjects allied to medicine

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

87%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
4%
Caring personal services
3%
Teaching and educational professionals

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