FdSc Nursing Associate FdSc
University of Greenwich
Key Course Facts
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 of all UK Graduates of Adult Nursing
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£24705 - £29662||£20779 - £33455||£21535 - £35984|
All Adult Nursing courses of UK
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
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)
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
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Tuition Fees FdSc Nursing Associate FdSc
|England UK||£6165||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6165||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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
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)
Positions of University of Greenwich in top UK and global rankings.
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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.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Nursing (Adult) BSc||University of the Highlands and Islands||-||-||-||£9000||£13620||-||Inverness||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing Msci (Hons)||University of Exeter||72%||1%||6%||£9250||£25000||154||Exeter||On campus Full-time|
|Adult Nursing BSc||University of Dundee||60%||0%||5%||£9250||£19500||178||Dundee||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Children's) BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons)||University of Bradford||54%||0%||0%||£9250 £9250||£20118 £21124||154||Bradford||On campus Full-time|
|Clinical Nursing MSc||Anglia Ruskin University||54%||0%||0%||£4450||£7050||154||Cambridge||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Learning Disability) MSc MSc (PG)||University of Keele||54%||0%||0%||£9250||£23000||154||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Child) BSc (Hons)||Middlesex University||85%||0%||14%||£9250||£14000||138||London||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing Studies (Child) BSc (Hons)||Teesside University||63%||0%||0%||£9250||£13000 £14000||151||Middlesbrough||On campus Full-time|
|Adult Nursing BSc (Hons)||City University London||79%||0%||9%||£9250||£26530||130||London||On campus Full-time|
|Adult Nursing - Preregistration MSc||University of East Anglia||79%||0%||9%||£9250||£16400||130||Norwich||On campus Full-time|