Nursing Associate, FdSc (Higher Apprenticeship)
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.

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Duration:
Full-time: 2 years (1 day a week)
Part-Time: Average scheduled teaching per week: 7.5 hours
Start date:
September 2022
Location:
Knightstone Campus and Loxton Campus
Course codes:
Institution: W47
Course: L510
Campus: -
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.

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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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Sue has been a qualified General Nurse since 1983, specialising in medical and surgical nursing and orthopaedics. She was a Ward Manager of a rheumatology unit in King’s College Hospital alongside research and staff development posts. Sue was a Senior Lecture in Nursing at the University of the West of England for 14 years, teaching undergraduate nursing students and acting as link lecturer for hospitals in Bristol, Bath, Swindon and Taunton. She also taught in a secondary school for four years, where she supported students with additional needs. Sue holds an Honours degree in Nursing from Chelsea College, London University, and a Certificate in Education from Garnett College. She is working towards her Master’s degree in Education.
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      Sue Day
      Lecturer - Health and Social Care

      Sue has been a qualified General Nurse since 1983, specialising in medical and surgical nursing and orthopaedics. She was a Ward Manager of a rheumatology unit in King’s College Hospital alongside research and staff development posts. Sue was a Senior Lecture in Nursing at the University of the West of England for 14 years, teaching undergraduate nursing students and acting as link lecturer for hospitals in Bristol, Bath, Swindon and Taunton. She also taught in a secondary school for four years, where she supported students with additional needs. Sue holds an Honours degree in Nursing from Chelsea College, London University, and a Certificate in Education from Garnett College. She is working towards her Master’s degree in Education.
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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.

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