FdSc Foundation Degree Science Nursing AssociateUniversity of Derby
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FdSc Foundation Degree Science Nursing Associate
The University of Derby was one of the first Higher Education Institutions to be involved in the pilot training program for Nursing Associates, with over 100 Trainee Nursing Associates starting with the University in January 2017.
- Join a Foundation Degree course with excellent career prospects: 100% of our graduates were employed or continued onto further study on completion of the course
- On successful completion of the program you wil be able to Register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Nursing Associate
- Gain essential practical experience within all four fields of nursing – Learning Disability, Mental Health, Children’s and Adult
- Benefit from some of the best university facilities of their kind including Clinical Skills Suites and our state-of-the-art Immersive Suites
- Be inspired on a program with strong approval ratings: in the 2018 National Student Survey 92% were satisfied with this course
- Learn from a highly experienced and enthusiastic teaching team who provide full support to help you achieve your ambitions
This program is aimed at individuals entering the Nursing Associate role. Entrants will come from a wide variety of backgrounds reflecting the breadth of the health and social care workforce. The program develops your knowledge and critical understanding of theory underpinning workplace practices, fostering reflective practice and exploring the limits of the learner's scope of practice.
The program reflects key policies shaping the Nursing Associate workforce, the NHS, Health and Social Care sectors today with the skills and attributes needed within the workforce to deliver care with compassion and to ensure the best outcomes for patients and service users. The program has been developed through close consultation and collaboration with employers and is directly linked to the delivery of care in practice.
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QualificationOfferFurther informationUCAS TariffA levelPearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)Access to HE DiplomaGCSE/National 4/National 580 pointsYour offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.CDDMPPD: 0 credits
M: 30 credits
P: 15 creditsPass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3GCSE Maths and English or equivalent qualifications
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
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Fees and funding
£9,250 per year
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