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The Registered Nurse (degree) apprenticeship offers the latest technologies and education to enable you to develop your clinical, assessment and decision-making skills. If you have the qualities and philosophy required to become a caring, effective, professional and safe practitioner, this course gives you the opportunity to fully explore what it means to be a Registered Nurse and to further develop the other qualities essential to this role.
We currently offer the Registered Nurse (Adult) pathway aligned to the Institute for Apprenticeships standard. The standard covers four core domains:
As a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)-approved programme, we encompass the four themes of their professional code into everything we deliver:
This apprenticeship is underpinned by our BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice. On successful completion of the programme you’ll be eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an adult nurse.
Apprenticeships can add value at all levels of your business:
Here's what a higher or degree apprenticeship can offer you:
Qualified nurses can undertake nursing roles in primary or secondary care, both in the UK and overseas. Graduates could also pursue a career in charity or aid work, or within the armed forces or prison service. With further experience, future careers can include advanced practice nursing, nurse education and mentoring, and healthcare management, such as ward sister or lead nurse.
This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in adult nursing within the NHS, private or community healthcare services. Prospective apprentices should currently be employed in a healthcare role. For more information about the professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates, please refer to the Code of Professional Standards (Nursing and Midwifery Council 2018).
Nurse apprentices will have access to the same facilities offered to students on the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice degree, as well as other full-time students. This includes access to all specialist labs and equipment relevant to your course of study, including our new nursing simulation suite.
Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces. Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.
The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.
This module will explore contemporary approaches to public health and examine the historical origins of the discipline in Britain which lie in the 19th century industrial age and the movement of populations from countryside to crowded cities.
This module aims to support development of your knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours when caring for people with long-term conditions.
This module will equip you with the skills and knowledge to assess and identify patients who are at risk of physical or mental health deterioration. You will identify appropriate interventions to prevent further deterioration, including escalation and reporting to more senior members of the inter-professional team.
Successful apprentices will graduate with a:BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice
Students are assessed through a combination of academic assignments and occupational standards assessments. Coursework assignments can include presentations, essays, exams, case studies, practical assessments, and reflective accounts.
Apprentices area also expected to go through an end-point assessment within three months of completing the course.Find out more
Businesses with an annual payroll above £3million will be classed as a levy paying employer and will be able to use funds accrued in their digital apprenticeship service (DAS) account for payment of the training. Please contact us for guidance on fees if you are a non-levy employer which will cover at least 95% of the costs.
An apprenticeship levy payer is classed as any UK employer with a PAYE bill in excess of £3m. A 0.5% deduction will be taken from PAYE over this £3m marker directly through the HMRC.
This 0.5% becomes the employers levy fund, which they can use to upskill their existing staff with apprenticeship qualifications or introduce new apprentices to their organisation.Find out more
Non-levy paying businesses and businesses that need to supplement their digital levy account will need to co-invest 5% of the cost of the training. The government will pay the remaining 95%.
Small businesses (<50 employees) will receive 100% of the funding where the apprentice is 16-18 years old or is between 19-24 and has a local authority education, health and care plan (EHC plan).Find out more
The course fees will be covered by your employer.
While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an apprentice you'll earn while working and studying towards your degree.
There is no charge to attend graduation, but you will be required to pay for the rental of your academic gown (approximately £45 per graduate, depending on your award). You may also wish to purchase official photography packages, which range in price from £15 to £200+. Graduation is not compulsory, so if you prefer to have your award sent to you, there is no cost. Extra guest tickets will go on sale after results publication and will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. The cost per ticket is currently £15. Please note, we do not guarantee there will be any extra tickets available to purchase.
Applicants will need to provide evidence of their ability to study at FHEQ Level 4. GCSEs at grades C or above in English and Maths (or their equivalents) are essential.
Applicants must also have a level 3 qualification or equivalent healthcare experience which can be shown via a mature entry portfolio. Candidates should expect to undergo a values based admissions selection process including an interview and assessment.
An apprenticeship offers a unique blend of work experience and academic study. Candidates on an apprenticeship will work a paid job while simultaneously working towards a relevant qualification in their chosen field.
Apprentices are employees with a contract of employment which offers the same benefits and protections as any other employee. Apprentices will typically work for four days of the week, using the remaining day to attend classes and study.
Solent offers a diverse range of higher and degree apprenticeships, all of which are underpinned with recognised and transferable degree qualifications (BA, BSc, etc).
Higher apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships give employees the opportunity to upskill in their chosen field or retrain for a new career while working.
They offer employers the opportunity to develop their staff - improving productivity, increasing knowledge, and boosting expertise within the workforce.Find out more
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Most of our specialist support services are based around the Student Hub, a central space where you can access all the information and support you may need during your time at University. The Student Hub is the first point of contact if you have any queries relating to your course, including questions about your timetable, options, and assessments and extenuating circumstances.