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Nursing Associate Practice (X20) Foundation Degree

Open University

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree - FD

  • Location

    Distance Learning

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

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  • Duration

    2 - 4 Years

Course summary

In England, the nursing associate role has been developed in response to workforce needs and acts as a bridge between healthcare support workers and registered nurses within healthcare teams. The Open University's Foundation Degree in Nursing Associate Practice helps you to develop the knowledge and skills needed to deliver high quality, safe and compassionate care in preparation for this new role in healthcare.You'll need to be employed in an appropriate healthcare setting to study this practice-based qualification. With healthcare employers keen to develop their workforce, it is anticipated that the employability of students who complete this qualification will be high, with successful completion allowing you to register as a nursing associate with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)*.*Subject to Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approval.**Key features of the course**- Only available to students resident in England. - Practice-based learning – you’ll need the support of your employer to study and undertake your practice placements.- Enhances your employability through a professionally regulated qualification.- Essential preparation/underpinning knowledge and skills for the role of nursing associate.- Builds a solid foundation for further study and potential progression to study to be a registered nurse.- Covers all fields of nursing practice across the lifespan including long term conditions, mental health, children and young people, end of life care, learning disabilities, primary, secondary, community and acute care.

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Open University

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    Open University, Student Recruitment Team, PO Box 197, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, England

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