This blended learning apprenticeship course provides the opportunity for those who have studied an undergraduate degree to undertake a two-year full-time Master's. It has been designed to provide a flexible way to study whilst being employed in adult healthcare services. During this apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to learn in a supportive, forward-thinking and well-connected environment, where you will explore all aspects of adult nursing, from the fundamentals of providing care to more advanced topics such as complex needs, and leadership and management.
- Supported by a team who really understand what it is like to be an adult nurse, you will learn through lectures, workshops, seminars, group work, simulation and role play.
- In our fully equipped simulated ward, you will have the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice in a safe environment using our patient simulators.
- You will undertake clinical placements throughout the course in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, in the community, as well as voluntary and private sectors.
- You will have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group.
- You will also learn how to respond to the physical, cognitive and mental health care needs of all patients and service users across their lifespan.
The course is mainly delivered through digital technologies and also involves practical, hands-on experience. Although the theoretical component is predominantly delivered online, you will attend the campus in Huddersfield (or similar venue close to your home) for a maximum total of four one-week blocks for simulation and skills training. You will do this in each stage of the course, providing the opportunity for you to practise skills in a safe and controlled environment. You will also undertake practice placements across the NHS and healthcare organisations in a setting close to home.
In line with the apprenticeship model, the course is designed to support a training in practice approach. Whilst undertaking the course you will remain employed by your host organisation and may spend 20% of your time in your current workplace. The course is designed to be progressively demanding and once qualified you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and work as a Registered Nurse for Adults.