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Nursing associate

Hi.
I am wondering if anyone knows that once you complete the course you can go on and do the top up to become a registered nurse? As the register nurse top up seems to require ucas points which I don’t have hence the decision to study the nursing associate course.
Any help or pointers to put me in the right direction would be grateful, thanks!
Original post by Berridge2
Hi.
I am wondering if anyone knows that once you complete the course you can go on and do the top up to become a registered nurse? As the register nurse top up seems to require ucas points which I don’t have hence the decision to study the nursing associate course.
Any help or pointers to put me in the right direction would be grateful, thanks!



So the nursing associate course is 2 year's ..!!
Yes you can go on to become a registered nurse after the necessary training afterwards...ok.




Can a nurse associate become a nurse.....
Nursing associates can also go on to become registered nurses by completing a shortened nursing degree or nursing degree apprenticeship.
Reply 2
Original post by Tracey_W
So the nursing associate course is 2 year's ..!!
Yes you can go on to become a registered nurse after the necessary training afterwards...ok.




Can a nurse associate become a nurse.....
Nursing associates can also go on to become registered nurses by completing a shortened nursing degree or nursing degree apprenticeship.

Ok that’s great thank you! I just didn’t know if you needed a levels as well with the nursing associate degree but thank you for clearing that up!
Original post by Berridge2
Ok that’s great thank you! I just didn’t know if you needed a levels as well with the nursing associate degree but thank you for clearing that up!

Hi
No worries....
I have found below the entry requirements you'll probably need for this particular course as it's similar to actually nursing.
I'm a NHS registered midwife.


What qualifications do you need for nursing associate.....

To begin your training as a nursing associate, you'll need GCSEs grade 9 to 4 (A to C) in maths and English, or Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English. Some employers will also ask for a level 3 qualification.
Reply 4
Original post by Berridge2
Hi.
I am wondering if anyone knows that once you complete the course you can go on and do the top up to become a registered nurse? As the register nurse top up seems to require ucas points which I don’t have hence the decision to study the nursing associate course.
Any help or pointers to put me in the right direction would be grateful, thanks!

I typed "nursing associate top up to nurse" into Google.
University of West London's top up course states that you have to be a registered nursing associate to do the top-up course. Info here https://www.uwl.ac.uk/course/undergraduate/adult-entry-point-registered-nursing-associates?start=348&option=35
Sheffield also don't require A levels, but require you to be a nursing associate: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/health-sciences/apprenticeships/nursing-degree-apprenticeship-top-2-year-part-time-programme
Same for MMU https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/bsc-bsc-hons-adult-nursing-top-up
Original post by Berridge2
Ok that’s great thank you! I just didn’t know if you needed a levels as well with the nursing associate degree but thank you for clearing that up!

No, you definitely do not need A levels to do the top up
Original post by Emily_B
I typed "nursing associate top up to nurse" into Google.
University of West London's top up course states that you have to be a registered nursing associate to do the top-up course. Info here https://www.uwl.ac.uk/course/undergraduate/adult-entry-point-registered-nursing-associates?start=348&option=35
Sheffield also don't require A levels, but require you to be a nursing associate: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/health-sciences/apprenticeships/nursing-degree-apprenticeship-top-2-year-part-time-programme
Same for MMU https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/bsc-bsc-hons-adult-nursing-top-up

No, you definitely do not need A levels to do the top up

Emily
Reason why I have enclosed the entry requirements for the nursing associate course on my last message to OP.
Reply 6
Original post by Emily_B
I typed "nursing associate top up to nurse" into Google.
University of West London's top up course states that you have to be a registered nursing associate to do the top-up course. Info here https://www.uwl.ac.uk/course/undergraduate/adult-entry-point-registered-nursing-associates?start=348&option=35
Sheffield also don't require A levels, but require you to be a nursing associate: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/health-sciences/apprenticeships/nursing-degree-apprenticeship-top-2-year-part-time-programme
Same for MMU https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/bsc-bsc-hons-adult-nursing-top-up

No, you definitely do not need A levels to do the top up

Thank you for the help. Just wanted to make sure before I get any further in the application process!
Reply 7
Original post by Tracey_W
Hi
No worries....
I have found below the entry requirements you'll probably need for this particular course as it's similar to actually nursing.
I'm a NHS registered midwife.


What qualifications do you need for nursing associate.....

To begin your training as a nursing associate, you'll need GCSEs grade 9 to 4 (A to C) in maths and English, or Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English. Some employers will also ask for a level 3 qualification.


Ok great I have all them qualifications so no need to worry now. Thank you for your help!
Original post by Berridge2
Ok great I have all them qualifications so no need to worry now. Thank you for your help!

Okay if you have the required entry requirements for the course then you'll be fine.

No worries ☺️☺️ on assisting with things.
Original post by Berridge2
Hi.
I am wondering if anyone knows that once you complete the course you can go on and do the top up to become a registered nurse? As the register nurse top up seems to require ucas points which I don’t have hence the decision to study the nursing associate course.
Any help or pointers to put me in the right direction would be grateful, thanks!


Hi @Berridge2

It will be worth checking with the universities you intend on studying at to see what their entry requirements are like.

For example here at Manchester Met we offer the BSc(Hons) Adult Nursing(Top-up) and BSc(Hons) Mental Health Nursing (Top-up) and we do not require applicants to hold any UCAS points.

Our entry requirements are: All applicants must be working towards or registered nursing associate before application. Registered Nursing Associate (NMC) qualification

In addition we require a minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Mathematics, English Language and evidence of IT skills or equivalent

It can differ from university so it is defeinly worth checking elsewhere!

I hope this helps

Carly :smile:
Reply 10
Original post by Manchester Metropolitan University
Hi @Berridge2

It will be worth checking with the universities you intend on studying at to see what their entry requirements are like.

For example here at Manchester Met we offer the BSc(Hons) Adult Nursing(Top-up) and BSc(Hons) Mental Health Nursing (Top-up) and we do not require applicants to hold any UCAS points.

Our entry requirements are: All applicants must be working towards or registered nursing associate before application. Registered Nursing Associate (NMC) qualification

In addition we require a minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Mathematics, English Language and evidence of IT skills or equivalent

It can differ from university so it is defeinly worth checking elsewhere!

I hope this helps

Carly :smile:

Hey

I have applied for your university a couple weeks ago but still not heard a reply, I have all qualifications required to study the courses

Adam
Original post by Berridge2
Hey

I have applied for your university a couple weeks ago but still not heard a reply, I have all qualifications required to study the courses

Adam

Hi Adam,

Applications can take 6 weeks to be processed. But if you need an update at all please feel free to contact the Health and Social Care admissions team at [email protected] or 0161 247 5920 and the admissions team will be happy to help!

Carly :smile:

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