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FDSc Nursing Associate

FDSc Nursing Associate

In partnership with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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Careers have the power to fulfil our creativity, ambitions and dreams. But few provide a real sense of purpose like nursing. At Buckinghamshire New University, you’ll develop the skills to help and care for the people who need you the most.

The Nursing Associate is a sought-after role within healthcare. Upon graduation you’ll be prepared for a role supporting Registered Nursing staff and could work within the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Our sponsored nursing associate programme with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust gives you the opportunity to begin a nursing career at the Trust.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for the programme you must live within a reasonable commuting distance from the hospitals within the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.


You could benefit from:
  • Fully-funded second year tuition fees.
  • A placement at one of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust hospitals, and associated community partners, with dedicated support from the Trust’s nursing education team and BNU staff.
  • A guaranteed offer of a registered Nursing Associate post at one of the Trust’s hospitals, when you successfully complete the programme.
  • The opportunity to work on the Trust’s bank as a healthcare support worker during the programme.
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Personal Statement

Don’t forget to indicate on your personal statement that you're applying for Nursing Associate at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Worried about your personal statement? Here’s some top tips:

  • Be yourself - Don't just list your achievements, we want to understand you and your personality.
  • Strengths - relate them to the course as well as listing any transferable skills you have (team work, customer service, problem solving).
  • Why this course? - What excites you about this course, as well as your experience to date and any future aspirations that you may have. 
  • Presentation - Format, spelling and grammar, but perhaps most importantly; get someone to proof read it!

You can find out more information and top tips in this blog written by a BNU student. Alternatively, you can watch this video on our YouTube channel.

For more information, visit our course webpage, email us or call 0330 123 2023. Alternatively, why not watch the webinar below and hear from The Trust and University staff.