This popular University of Plymouth Pre-registration
Nursing Associate FdSc Programme is approved by the Nursing & Midwifery
Council (NMC) and leads to eligibility for entry to the NMC professional
register upon successful completion of the programme.
The programme is delivered as an apprenticeship
and also meets the requirements of the Institute for Apprenticeships &
Technical Education for the Nursing Associate (NMC, 2018) Standard (2019).
Our programme gives both new and existing
healthcare staff the opportunity to study for a fully-funded FdSc, and obtain a professional qualification
and registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (provided all
requirements are met).
The programme also helps employers with
workforce planning to meet current and future healthcare needs. Through the
Nursing Associate higher apprenticeship, new and existing staff substantially
increase their clinical knowledge, skills and professional attributes by
meeting the NMC (2018) Standards of proficiency for nursing associates and
practising within The Code (NMC, 2018). Through their increased capability and
capacity, they positively contribute to nursing teams and patient care.
Delivered by experienced Registered Nurses,
the flexible, work-based programme provides apprentices with the clinical knowledge
and skills to support the provision of safe, quality care across a range of
Apprentices will become an important part of
the nursing family, supporting registered nurses and helping to make a
difference to individuals, their families and communities.