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FdSc Nursing Associate

Nursing associates support the delivery of high-quality care while allowing nurses and wider teams to focus on complex clinical duties. This two-year Foundation Degree is split between placements and on-campus learning. This role is highly valuable in responding to the needs of patients and their families.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

This course is delivered in conjunction with the University of Greenwich and local health and social care providers to offer this course. In the first year of this course, you discover more about the role and its values. You’ll study anatomy and physiology to understand the biology behind ill-health, plus the psychological and social factors that affect health and wellbeing. In the second year, you learn more about disease processes, and how to deliver and manage planned care. You’ll also learn about drugs and pharmacology for medicine management.

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Start date: 09/09/2024

Course code
HENURSA24T
Level
Level 5
Location
Truro College
Duration
2 years
Qualification
Foundation Degree
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Learn with fantastic Educational Providers

Nursing and Midwifery at Greenwich is number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2021)and for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2019).

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Put your skills in practice while you learn

Our extensive range of placement partners includes NHS acute, community and mental health Trusts, GP surgeries, hospices and voluntary sector organisations.

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Excellent Facilities

Some of your learning will take place in our simulation suite where you will be able to practice your acquired skills in a supported simulated environment.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will be taught by a wide range of academic staff and clinical experts who have varying nursing backgrounds and expertise. We also draw widely on the experiences of patients and service users who share their knowledge and perspective of their illnesses and experiences of health care.

When on placement you will be allocated a practice supervisor who will support your learning and development on placement. You will also be assigned a practice assessor who will complete the formal assessment of your practice learning.

Year 1

  • Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology (30 credits)
  • Delivering and Monitoring Planned Care 1 (30 credits)
  • Individual Health & Well-Being (30 credits)
  • Professional and Academic Development (30 credits)

Year 2

  • Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.
  • Pathophysiology: Illness and its impact upon individuals (15 credits)
  • Recognising and Managing Individual Needs (30 credits)
  • Delivering and Monitoring Planned Care 2 (30 credits)
  • Role Transition (30 credits)
  • Medicines Management (15 credits)

WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME?

Graduates will be able to work as a Nursing Associate and potentially progress within the health and social care sectors. You’ll develop a wide range of transferable clinical, care and interpersonal skills (including medicines management) across different health and social care settings.

This award can also be recognised as prior learning (RPL) towards a BSc Hons Nursing course, allowing you to complete your nurse training within 18-24 months. You might be able to undertake this as an apprentice, so you earn as you are learning.

Successful completion of the course will allow you to:

  • Attain a Foundation Degree of Science (FdSc) in Nursing Associate (Level 5).
  • Register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Assessment Arrangements

The assessment for this course is split up into 50% coursework, 25% examinations and 25% of practical assessment.

Entry Requirements

You will need 48 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A-Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. Registered nurses can exceptionally apply for more than 50% of RPL/RPEL from a pre-registration nursing programme.

You need to apply via UCAS under the Truro College provision.

Information & Support

You can apply for student finance to cover your course tuition fees and other loans and bursaries may be available to help fund your study. you may also be able to take this course as an apprenticeship, giving you a chance to earn while you learn, please contact us to find out more.

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