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Nursing Associate Foundation Degree

University of Huddersfield

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UCAS CODE: H043

Course options

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree - FD

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**PLEASE NOTE - this course is accepting applications for January and June 2022. To apply for January or June 2022 please select ‘deferred entry’ in UCAS Apply 2021**This new Nursing Associate role developed by the Department of Health, aims to deliver high quality, holistic, person-centred safe and effective nursing care in and across a wide range of health and care settings. * You’ll also learn how to respond to the physical, cognitive and mental health care needs of all patients and service users across their lifespan. * Supported by a team who really understand what it’s like to be a nursing associate, you’ll learn through face to face and online lectures, seminars, group work, simulation and role play. * You'll practice and develop your skills through clinical placements in a range of statutory, private and voluntary services, in order to prepare you to pursue your career. * You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group. Nursing associates work across all fields of nursing including adult, children’s, mental health and learning disability, alongside healthcare support workers and registered nurses to deliver care for patients and the public. In the role you'll discuss and share information with registered nurses on a patients’ condition, behaviour, activity and responses; support individuals and their families and carers when faced with unwelcome news and life-changing diagnoses; undertake and record clinical observations including blood pressure, temperature, respirations and pulse, as well as recognising issues relating to safeguarding. This Nursing Associate Foundation Degree course is a full-time two year undergraduate course consisting of Foundation (Year 1) and Intermediate (Year 2) level study at Framework for Higher Education Qualifications Levels 4 and 5 respectively, which is in keeping with the Framework for Higher Education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, 2008). The course is designed to be progressively demanding between levels. Once qualified, Nursing Associates will be regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Students studying this course are eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website - https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund Professional links and accreditation: To qualify for the award of the Foundation Degree you must complete all the course requirements. Upon successful completion of the course you'll also be eligible for entry on to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional register.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,400per year

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Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 : C

Students must have GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.

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University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    137 69%

    22nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    16th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    13th

    12

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