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Nursing Associate FdSc



What will I learn?

The role of a Nursing Associate is a new role that is designed to bridge the gap between a healthcare assistant and a registered eir valuable contribution to healthcare is regulated by the NMC and will allow for progression via further study to registered nursing programmes such as Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing and Child Nursing. As part of your course, you’ll get the chance to immerse yourself in placements that will help you to build up the practice-based knowledge and skills to deliver such care, and become an integral part of the nursing community.

In the first year as a Nursing Associate student, you’ll be introduced to the fundamental aspects of person-centred care and explore the NMC Code to understand what is expected of a proficient, competent and safe Nursing Associate.

You’ll also get the chance to put your newfound knowledge and skills to the test with two core practical placements, where you’ll encounter patients with a wide range of needs in a nursing environment.


On graduation you’ll be eligible to register as a Nursing Associate with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Once registered you’ll be able to join the Nursing Associate workforce in England. We work with staff across acute hospital and community settings in Cambridgeshire and Essex, and service users, in developing this course to ensure that it meets the needs of health care employers and the needs of the public accessing health care services. You may choose to continue your studies after completion and may have the opportunity to progress on to a registered nursing degree in Adult Nursing, Child Nursing or Mental Health Nursing. This would be on completion of a bridging module to prepare you for branch specific study.

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

11 September 2023


Cambridge Campus

East Road,



CB1 1PT, England

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

Please check with institution

Start date

11 September 2023


Chelmsford Campus

Bishop Hall Lane,



CM1 1SQ, England

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


About Anglia Ruskin University

Placing within the top 350 institutions in the world, the multicultural Anglia Ruskin University is home to students from more than 185 countries.

  • Among the top 20 universities for its teaching excellence
  • Investment of GBP 100 million in facilities
  • Study options are closely aligned to industry needs
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