Nursing Associate, FdSc (Higher Apprenticeship)

Nursing Associate, FdSc (Higher Apprenticeship)


Nursing Associate, FdSc (Higher Apprenticeship)

Start or progress your healthcare career by working and qualifying as a NMC Registered Nursing Associate on this brand new Higher Apprenticeship.

Why study this course?

Registered Nursing Associates are a vital part of the multi-disciplinary team providing care to patients and their families in all areas of nursing.

Trainee Nursing Associates combine their studies at UCW with work-based learning in areas including clinical practice, clinical observations and supporting patients and their loved ones. A TNA will also spend 8 weeks per year on external placement in order to experience care in all areas of nursing including mental health, learning disability, paediatrics and adult as well as in both acute and community settings.

The classroom-based elements of the course cover key knowledge and skills in areas including safety and quality, anatomy and physiology, communication, medicines management, integrated care, clinical practice, teamwork and promoting good health.

Meet our Trainee Nurse Associate, FdSc (Higher Apprenticeship) students – Alison, Nigel, Sarah, and Tina with Edith the Curriculum Co-ordinator for Nursing:

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Duration:
Full-time: 2 years (1 day a week)
Start date:
September 2024
Location:
Knightstone Campus and Loxton Campus
Course codes:
Institution: W47
Course: L510
Campus: -
Awarding institution:
University of the West of England (UWE)
Course fees:
Full-time: £15,000 per year for the full course paid for by your employer
Additional information about this course:
To find out more about this course and Higher Apprenticeship funding, please contact our admissions team on admissions@ucw.ac.uk.


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The Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship at UCW builds upon our proven track record in delivering Foundation Degrees in Health and Social Care and Integrated Mental Health and Social Care in partnership with UWE Bristol.

Our students and graduates are employed in a range of settings, from NHS trusts to smaller health and social care providers, and our brilliant lecturing team are all experienced in teaching students who work in demanding roles alongside their studies.

Our healthcare students and apprentices are taught at the modern University Centre in our Winter Gardens building on Weston seafront, meaning they have access to great new facilities and a dedicated higher education library, with practical studies sometimes taking place at our multimillion-pound Health and Active Living Skills Centre.

The facility, which is the first of its kind in the region and was opened in 2019 at our Loxton Campus, includes a fully-equipped simulation ward with high-tech patient mannequins, a therapy room and brilliant indoor and outdoor sport and exercise facilities.

Nursing Associate apprentices combine their studies with work-based learning in areas including clinical practice, clinical observations and supporting patients and their loved ones.

The classroom-based elements of the course cover key knowledge and skills in areas including safety and quality, anatomy and physiology, communication, medicines management, integrated care, clinical practice, teamwork and promoting good health.

Apprentices are just like any other students at UCW – meaning they have access to all of the support and guidance we offer at no additional expense.

Please contact our Apprenticeships Team on 01934 411 594 or apprenticeships@weston.ac.uk to find out more.

Quick Stats

This Foundation Degree is balanced between theory and practice and taught by an experienced team with backgrounds in nursing, social work and residential and community care.

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Meet our Team

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Maryanne Shire
Lecturer - Nursing and Health

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Roger King
Lecturer - Health & Social Care

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Ellie Read
Curriculum Co-ordinator

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Edith Thew
Curriculum Co-ordinator

Edith is the Curriculum Co-ordinator for Nursing at UCW. Her professional background is in Adult Nursing, and she is a registered Adult Nurse - specialising in Palliative Care and District Nursing. Edith is still currently in practice - maintaining her clinical competency. She has been with UCW since 2021 and has helped nurture the Trainee Nurse Associate programme into an innovative, industry-relevant programme which celebrates learner’s differences and provides appropriate, timely support.
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    Meet our team

    Student - Maryanne Shires image

    Maryanne Shire
    Lecturer - Nursing and Health

    Student - Roger Kings image

    Roger King
    Lecturer - Health & Social Care

    Student - Ellie Reads image

    Ellie Read
    Curriculum Co-ordinator

    Student - Edith Thews image

    Edith Thew
    Curriculum Co-ordinator

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      Student - Maryanne Shires image
      Maryanne Shire
      Lecturer - Nursing and Health

      Student - Roger Kings image
      Roger King
      Lecturer - Health & Social Care

      Student - Ellie Reads image
      Ellie Read
      Curriculum Co-ordinator

      Student - Edith Thews image
      Edith Thew
      Curriculum Co-ordinator

      Edith is the Curriculum Co-ordinator for Nursing at UCW. Her professional background is in Adult Nursing, and she is a registered Adult Nurse - specialising in Palliative Care and District Nursing. Edith is still currently in practice - maintaining her clinical competency. She has been with UCW since 2021 and has helped nurture the Trainee Nurse Associate programme into an innovative, industry-relevant programme which celebrates learner’s differences and provides appropriate, timely support.
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        Start or progress your healthcare career by working and qualifying as a NMC Registered Nursing Associate on this brand new Higher Apprenticeship.

        Why study this course?

        Registered Nursing Associates are a vital part of the multi-disciplinary team providing care to patients and their families in all areas of nursing.

        Trainee Nursing Associates combine their studies at UCW with work-based learning in areas including clinical practice, clinical observations and supporting patients and their loved ones. A TNA will also spend 8 weeks per year on external placement in order to experience care in all areas of nursing including mental health, learning disability, paediatrics and adult as well as in both acute and community settings.

        The classroom-based elements of the course cover key knowledge and skills in areas including safety and quality, anatomy and physiology, communication, medicines management, integrated care, clinical practice, teamwork and promoting good health.

        Meet our Trainee Nurse Associate, FdSc (Higher Apprenticeship) students - Alison, Nigel, Sarah, and Tina with Edith the Curriculum Co-ordinator for Nursing:

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