24 months
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Nursing Associate course from the University of Lincoln combines work-based and directed learning and education specific to becoming a Nursing Associate, which upon successful completion leads to a Foundation degree and professional recognition, enabling you to register as a Nursing Associate with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

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A nursing associate is a new and vital member of the wider nursing team in England. This is a stand-alone role which is designed to help bridge the gap between health and care assistants and registered nurses.

Nursing associates work with people of all ages and in a variety of settings in health and social care. The role will contribute to the core work of nursing, freeing up registered nurses to focus on more complex clinical care.

The School of Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln works closely with our health care partners to provide students with the opportunity to study for a Nursing Associate Foundation degree (FdSc).

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this FdSc Nursing Associate programme, once registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, you may work as a stand-alone nursing registrant in a range of diverse health and social care settings, from acute nursing to community care with the opportunity for further study.

Progressing towards a ‘top up’ degree to become a registered nurse with a BSc (Hons) will provide the chance to expand your skills into education, research, and health management. Some  graduates may also choose to progress their studies at postgraduate level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamental nursing care (Nursing Associate)  
  • Nursing and the interprofessional team (Nursing Associate)  
  • Person-centred holistic care skills for nursing associates 
  • Personal Development and Resilience (Nursing Associate)  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants need to demonstrate their ability to study academic subjects at foundation degree level, debate topics and issues, study independently as well as a member of a group, and successfully complete a range of assignments including researched essays and practical tests.

  • Applicants must also have the right of abode in the UK.

  • They will need a minimum of a Grade C/4 GCSE in Maths and English or equivalent level 2 qualification such as functional skills.

  • Certificates of all previous qualifications will need to be provided before any offers are confirmed.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.

Part-time £77.00 per credit point

Living costs for Lincoln

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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