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Nursing Degree Apprenticeship

 

 

The BSc [Hons] Nursing with NMC Registration Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme which will enable learners to train to become a graduate level 1 Registered Nurse in one of four fields of nursing practice (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability) through an apprenticeship route. 

It combines work, on and off the job learning opportunities and part time study to enable apprentices to meet the outcomes of the NMC (2018) Future Nurse standards of proficiency and the requirements of the nurse degree apprenticeship standard.

This programme enables individuals to achieve an academic qualification, BSc (Hons), and eligibility to register their nursing qualification with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the professional body that regulates nurses and midwives. 

The programme is equally divided between theory and practice. For the theoretical component, the programme is made up of modules, which have been developed by academic staff, in partnership with practice colleagues and service users, students and key stakeholders and are specifically designed to provide the theoretical knowledge you need to underpin professional practice in your nursing career. 

For the practice component of the programme, learners will spend time in a variety of practice settings including primary and secondary care, as well as the broader health and social care sector and community. 

Who is the apprenticeship for?

All students applying for the apprenticeship pathway, either the 2-year progression route or the 4-year direct entry route will need to be employed within a health care environment and working for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Apprenticeship students need to be nominated and supported by their employers.

 

Delivery model

The Nursing Apprenticeship is a full-time programme comprising blocks of theory weeks, off the job supernumerary placement and on the job time in the apprentice’s base area. The number of off the job supernumerary placement weeks will be calculated based upon contracted hours to ensure that the apprentice meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements of a minimum 2,300 hours for eligibility to register.

Apprentices will spend time in blocks of theory, supernumerary practice and on the job training in their employment base. These blocks will ensure that apprentices meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

 

What is the duration of the apprenticeship?

There are two routes offered, a 4-year direct entry route and a 2-year progression to level 1 registration for registered nurse associates.

4-year direct entry route:

Programme modules

Year 1

Practice experience 1

0 credits

Transition into Higher Education

30 credits

Foundations in Nursing Practise

30 credits

Foundations of Anatomy, physiology and pharmacology

30 credits

Influence on Wellbeing

30 credits

Foundations for Field of Practise

30 credits

Year 2

Practice Experience 2

0 credits

Research and Evidence Based Practice

30 credits

Primary Care – The Patient Journey 1

30 credits

Acute Care – The Patient Journey 2

30 credits

Complex Care – The Patient Journey 3

30 credits

Year 3

Practice experience 3

0 credits

Independent critical inquiry

30 credits

Managing complexities in nursing practice

30 credits

Year 4

 

Practice experience 3

0 credits

Leadership and service improvement

30 credits

Consolidating clinical care and professional practice

30 credits

2-year progression route to level 1 registration for registered nurse associates:

 

Year 1

Practice experience 2

0 credits

Primary Care – patient journey

30 credits

Co-ordinating evidence-based nursing care 

30 credits

Year 2

Practice Experience 3

0 credits

Independent critical inquiry

30 credits

Leadership and service improvement

30 credits

Managing complexities in nursing practice

30 credits

Consolidating clinical care and professional practice

30 credits

Assessment

The theoretical modules within the apprenticeship are assessed through completion of assessments including assignments, case studies, examinations and poster presentations. Assessment of the required practice outcomes, clinical skills and professional behaviours will be undertaken in practice placements where the apprentices will be supported by practice assessors, practice supervisors and academic assessors.

All assessed work is subject to De Montfort University Quality Assurance processes, successful completion of all components will lead to Gateway and completion of the End Point Assessment at a final Single Tier Assessment Board.

Final degree award

Level 6 BSc (hons) Nursing with NMC registration

Entry requirements

Applicants will hold:

 

  • 112 UCAS tariff points
  • Mathematics and English Language GCSE Grades 9-4 OR equivalent i.e. Functional Skills Mathematics and English Level 2.

OR

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma in nursing/health or social care/science with a minimum of 60 credits (45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2), with a Merit/Distinction profile,
  • Mathematics and English Language GCSE Grades 9-4 OR equivalent i.e. Functional Skills Mathematics and English Level 2.

OR

  • Be a Registered Nursing Associates who have successfully completed 240 credits (120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5) and been awarded a FdSci 
  • Mathematics and English Language GCSE Grades 9-4 OR equivalent i.e. Functional Skills Mathematics and English Level 2.

Applicants will usually have undertaken study within the last 5 years

 

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