University of Greenwich
FdSc Nursing Associate FdSc
University of Greenwich

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This two-year Nursing Associate Foundation Degree is split between placements and on-campus learning. Train for a key nursing role, responding to the needs of patients and their families.

Nursing associates support the delivery of high-quality care while allowing nurses and wider teams to focus on complex clinical duties. This role is highly valuable in responding to patient needs.

In the first year of this course, you discover more about the role and its values. You'll study anatomy and physiology to understand the biology behind ill-health, plus the psychological and social factors that affect health and wellbeing. In the second year, you learn more about disease processes, and how to deliver and manage planned care. You'll also learn about drugs and pharmacology for medicine management.

Successful completion of the course entitles you to register with the Nursing & Midwifery (NMC) council as a Registered Nurse Associate.

What you should know about this course:

  • Nursing and Midwifery at Greenwich is number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2021).

  • Nursing at the University of Greenwich is first in London for the quality of its teaching and overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2019).

  • Our extensive range of placement partners includes NHS acute, community and mental health Trusts, GP surgeries, hospices and voluntary sector organisations.

  • Our highly qualified staff are both teachers and researchers, giving you access to a talented pool of educators.

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Adult Nursing

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27082 £27580 £29406
25-75 percentile range £24705 - £29662 £20779 - £33455 £21535 - £35984

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, International Baccalaureate (IB), Access to HE courses, or equivalent level 3 qualifications. Additional entry requirements: • Professional / Academic Reference Required • Appropriate healthcare experience is encouraged. This may be in relation to paid or voluntary work and might be combined with caring in a personal capacity. The skills and understanding gained from the experience should be discussed and reflected upon in your personal statement. • Complete a suitability declaration and an occupational health check. Find out more about these requirements, including how and when you will need to complete them, on our suitability to practice pages https://www.gre.ac.uk/welcome/registration/health-clearance • This programme is not open to Overseas applicants requiring a Student Visa

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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Costs

Tuition Fees FdSc Nursing Associate FdSc

England UK £6165 year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 year 1
Scotland £6165 year 1
Wales £6165 year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2021/22 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2022/23 academic year. Please follow this link for more information https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Greenwich in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Greenwich in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #25 
    • #32 
    Nursing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #24 
    • #40 
    Nursing
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published ]

See all university rankings of University of Greenwich

What students say about studying Adult Nursing in the UK?

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About University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich operates on government funding, and is based in London and Kent, England. The university’s main campus, the Old Royal Naval College, as well as its Avery Hill campus are located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in Greater London. Its satellite campus in Medway, Kent is part of a collaboration with the University of Kent.

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Where is this programme taught

Avery Hill
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Medway Campus
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