Level 5 UOP Foundation Degree Nursing Associate
- undertaking clinical tasks including venepuncture and ECGs
- supporting individuals and their families and carers when faced with unwelcome news and life-changing diagnoses
- performing and recording clinical observations such as blood pressure, temperature, respirations and pulse
- discussing and sharing information with registered nurses on a patient's condition, behaviour, activity and responses
- ensuring the privacy, dignity and safety of individuals is maintained at all times
- recognising issues relating to safeguarding vulnerable children and adults
- Demonstrate effective approaches to monitoring signs and symptoms of physical, mental, cognitive, behavioural and emotional distress, deterioration and improvement.
- Provide support in meeting the needs of people in relation to rest, sleep, comfort and the maintenance of dignity.
- Provide care and support with hygiene and the maintenance of skin integrity.
- Provide support with nutrition and hydration; maintaining bladder and bowel health; mobility and safety; respiratory care.
- Preventing and managing infection.
- Meeting needs for care and support at the end of life.
- Procedural competencies required for administering medicines safely.
To be accepted onto this programme of study you will need GCSEs grade 9 to 4 (A to C) in maths and English, or Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English.
Your application of clinical skills and competency against each of the nursing associate standards will be assessed by registered nurses within the placement and within the University Centre. You will undertake practical assessments as well as written theoretical assessments.
Where does this course lead to
Once you’ve finished your course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours to work as a Nursing Associate. Qualified Nursing Associates can also go on to train as a registered nurse by putting their training towards a shortened nursing degree or registered nurse degree apprenticeship (RNDA).