Course details

Study options

Full-time: 2 years

UK fee

£9,250 per year (2021/22)

International/EU fee

£14,045 per year (2021/22)

UCAS points

80 (September 2021 entry)

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

FdSc

Start date

September

Location

St Helena, Chesterfield
Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

We were one of the first Higher Education Institutions to be involved in the pilot training programme for Nursing Associates, with over 100 Trainee Nursing Associates starting with us in January 2017.

This programme 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 programme 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 programme reflects key policies shaping the Nursing Associate workforce, the NHS and 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 programme has been developed through close consultation and collaboration with employers and is directly linked to the delivery of care in practice.

First-class facilities in Derby and Chesterfield

You can study this course in Derby or Chesterfield. Both offer outstanding learning environments built to professional standards, with replica wards, counselling rooms and treatment rooms fully equipped with the latest clinical resources.

Our state-of-the-art Immersive Suite creates a simulated environment for practising your skills in a realistic setting and is available at Derby and Chesterfield. The first university facility of its kind outside London, the suite replicates the atmosphere, sights and sounds of, for instance, the inside of an ambulance, a busy A&E ward or an operating theatre so you can gain a greater understanding of clinical decision-making in action.

In tune with latest developments

This course is closely mapped against the needs of employers. In delivering the programme we respond to national changes, such as latest government policies, to ensure your learning is up-to-date and relevant.

As health care is increasingly delivered by multi-professional teams, we offer opportunities at each stage of the course for you to learn with, and from, students from other disciplines. This is really important in preparing you to work in more flexible ways after graduation. By learning to work together, you can help achieve the best outcomes for your patients.

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What you will study

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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How you will learn

How you are assessed

Assessment approaches are varied and include poster presentations, exam, essays, assignments, case based discussions and practical skills assessments.

Who you will meet

The teaching team includes qualified health professionals with extensive experience of nursing and leadership roles within the NHS as well as nursing education. They have professional interests across children’s, mental health and learning disability nursing as well as occupational therapy and science.

Tracey Whitmore, Programme Leader, has more than 30 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse (Adult) as well as teaching higher education for over 10 years.

Personal academic tutoring

Your personal academic tutor will work with you to help you get the most out of your time at university. Having someone to talk to about your academic progress, your university experience and your professional aspirations is hugely valuable. We want you to feel challenged in your studies, stretched but confident to achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Entry requirements

September 2021 typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points80
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSE

GCSE Maths and English or equivalent qualifications

IELTS6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each skills area)
Interview / AuditionYes - see interview details
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

2022 entry

These are the typical qualification requirements for September 2022 entry.

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points80
A-levelsCDD
BTECMMP
GCSEGCSE Maths and English or equivalent qualifications
Access to HEPass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 0, Merit: 30, Pass: 15

Additional entry requirements

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each skills area)

Fees and funding

2021/22 Fees (August 2021 - July 2022)

 Full-timePart-time
UK

£9,250 per year

N/A

International/EU

£14,045 per year

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

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How to apply

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Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS.

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Additional information about your studies

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.

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