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UCAS CODE: B715

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Truro Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Nursing associates support the delivery of high-quality care while allowing nurses and wider teams to focus on complex clinical duties. This role is highly valuable in responding to patient needs.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.Graduates will be able to work as a Nursing Associate and make career progression 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 two-year Nursing Associate Foundation Degree is split between placements and on-campus learning. 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/ service users who share their knowledge and perspective of their illnesses and experiences of health care.Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant.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).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.Applicants must be aware that places are limited on this course and that if changes are to be made to the programme, it could impact on the start date.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 9,335per year

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UCAS Points : 48

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University information

Truro and Penwith College

  • Campus address

    Truro and Penwith College, College Road, Truro, Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly, TR1 3XX, England

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