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What will I learn?

The University of Derby was 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 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 programme: you will 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 programme 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 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, 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 take this course at 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 are 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.

Which department am I in?

Health, Social and Community Work

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,045.00 (US$ 17,043) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2023

Venue

Chesterfield - St Helena

St. Helena,

Sheffield Road,

Chesterfield,

Derbyshire,

S41 7LU, England

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,045.00 (US$ 17,043) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2023

Venue

Main Site

Kedleston Road,

Derby,

DE22 1GB, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Derby

Students at the University of Derby transform their futures, with high-quality learning, in a diverse and inclusive international community.

  • UK’s top modern university for multicultural study (ISB)
  • Top 10 for international student experience (ISB 2018)
  • 11th in UK for Postgraduate Student Experience (PTES 2021)
  • Top 800 in Times World University Rankings 2022

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