Part-time undergraduate (42 months)
Please note: Child and Mental Health Nursing modules in Part 2 are undertaken in Cambridge
Become a confident, compassionate nurse with the knowledge and skills you need to deliver high-quality, person-centred nursing care. Our course lets you study for an honours degree while you work, with no tuition fees.
Academic staff 'are committed to providing students with well-developed and supported learning experiences'
If you wish to become a nurse, and you're taking your first steps in a role related to or supporting nursing, our degree apprenticeship is for you.
On our degree course, 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, 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.
One of the top 10 UK universities for nursing
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 degree 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.
(Failure to provide evidence of these requirements on submission of application will prevent your application from being assessed):
Only on provision of the above will you be invited to attend an interview (half day), including numeracy and literacy tests, where you will be expected to demonstrate appropriate values for healthcare and insight into your chosen field of nursing.
* Skills for Health Bridging Module will be accepted if no evidence of Level 3 study in past three years.
Two references will be required – one personal and one from your current employer to identify 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: at least 7.0 in the listening and reading sections, at least 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections, and at least an overall score of 7.0.
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