If you’ve successfully completed a foundation degree in nursing, or a related subject, top-up to a full honours degree and become a registered child, adult or mental health nurse. Study while you work, with no tuition fees.
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Our course aims to help you become a confident, compassionate nurse with the knowledge and skills you need to deliver high-quality, person-centred nursing care.
You can choose to specialise in adult, child or mental health nursing – all richly rewarding fields of work. But you'll start by exploring the fundamentals of nursing and patient care; developing skills in inter-professional team working; and taking a collaborative approach to your work – recognising patients as partners in their care.
You'll also develop valuable skills such as critical thinking, digital literacy, problem solving, leadership, and self-directed learning. You'll hone your ability to appraise and apply research findings in practice, to support the delivery of safe and evidence-based care that is underpinned by contemporary health and social care policies, guidelines and legislation (international, national and local).
Together, we'll explore how you can act with professional integrity and adhere to NHS values, while demonstrating fitness for practice, purpose and achievement of the NMC (2010) Standards for Competence.
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On successful completion of this course and the endpoint assessment, you'll be ready to work as a qualified nurse. You'll also be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council for your specialist area of practice.
On this top-up course, you'll study a range of modules before completing an endpoint assessment. This is supervised by an independent assessor, and includes:
You'll be able to select one of four possible scenarios related to your specialist field (adult, child or mental health nursing). The independent assessor will encourage a two-way dialogue about your chosen scenario.
Successful completion of the endpoint assessment allows you to finish your degree apprenticeship and register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
* You will be expected to demonstrate evidence of currency of knowledge and development if your Foundation Degree was completed more than three years previously.
Only on provision of the evidence to demonstrate that you meet the requirements listed above will you be invited to attend an interview. This will also involve a 30-minute numeracy test (for which most questions will not allow a calculator) and a literacy test, where you will be asked to write a couple of paragraphs on a specific, relevant, topic to demonstrate your writing skills.
All students will be required to complete an APCL / APEL portfolio to ensure mapping to the Degree top-up to professional requirements and Anglia Ruskin University modules.
Please note: you will need to have the National Care Certificate (Health) to undertake the End Point Assessment. If you do not hold this, you will be able to complete this during your Foundation Degree programme to enable you to take the EPA. If you are intending to top-up your Higher Apprenticeship qualification, you will not eligible to start the Degree Apprenticeship course unless the ESFA has received confirmation that you have successfully completed your EPA for the preceding Apprenticeship.
You will be required to provide one reference from someone who knows you in your current (preferable), or most recent, healthcare role to identify your attitude to study and learning.
Applicants from outside the European Economic Area must provide evidence of achievement of the English Language Testing System (IELTS) test: a minimum overall level of 7 in the test. However, a level 6.5 in writing will be accepted alongside a level 7 in each of reading, listening and speaking.
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