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Updates to our nursing offering

Following an Anglia Ruskin University review of the academic provision and routes into their Registered Nursing courses, the BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies course is being withdrawn and will no longer be taught. 

Following an Anglia Ruskin University review of the academic provision and routes into their Registered Nursing courses, the BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies course is being withdrawn and will no longer be taught.

BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies was a non-clinical programme and didn’t offer students the opportunity to obtain registered nurse status. We are now pleased to be able to offer the following alternatives for students which offers them a route to becoming a registered Nurse.

Public Health (4 years with Foundation Year)

For UK students our Public Health foundation curriculum has been updated to give students the knowledge, values and skills they will need to either continue their studies on the ARU Public Health degree or apply to transfer to one of the registered Nursing degrees (Adult, Child, Mental Health).  There will still be some requirements they must meet, including passing their foundation, to access the registered Nursing degrees. You can find out more by heading over to our Public Health webpage. 

Our Public Health foundation includes, amongst other modules, Preparing for a Career in Caring, which will address current events and common situations in the healthcare sector and give you the opportunity to learn about the structure and types of healthcare provision in the United Kingdom, which will help you prepare for the interview process for one of the registered nursing degrees at ARU, if you are interested in becoming a registered nurse.

International Foundation in Healthcare 

For international students the course has been replaced with  the International Foundation in Healthcare pathway. The BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies pathway was a 4-year non Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registered course, which meant international students would not have been able to become a registered nurse in the UK.

We are delighted to announce, that the new International Foundation in Healthcare Pathway is designed to give students a solid foundation in healthcare and prepare them to apply and interview for an NMC registered Nursing degree programme.

Key Information

  • This is a standalone NQF level 3 foundation: If you choose to accept this offer and meet all visa requirements, you will be granted a visa for the duration of this course only.
  • Entry to the registered Nursing Degrees is not guaranteed: On successful completion on this pathway, students will need to go through an admissions and interview process with ARU. We will support all our students through this process.
  • Fees and Duration: This is a three trimester course and will be £13,000.

Students that are successful in gaining an offer for the ARU below nursing degrees will be issued an NQF level 6 visa for the duration of the nursing degree.

Support for the visa application will be available. For students not eligible for nursing, but that successfully pass the International Foundation in Healthcare, we can guarantee you a place on one of our other relevant degree programmes, including BSc Public Health.

Find out more about this foundation.

 

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