It’s hard to imagine a more dynamic, fast-changing sector than health in the UK. Innovations in practice, policy developments and new standards for treatment and care provide constant challenges and opportunities to professionals working on the front line – and none more so than nurses, who are in a unique position to make a difference.
The Open University offers exciting learning programmes at all levels in nursing – whether you’re trying to get into the profession, or you’re already qualified and looking to progress your career. Flexible study arrangements fit in with your work and home life, so you can carry on earning while you learn:
- Pathways for healthcare assistants/support workers (HCAs) and assistant practitioners (APs)
- A unique work-based route to qualifying as a nurse
- Opportunities for practising nurses including degree and masters programmes, management and leadership development and specialist skills updating
- Mentorship learning endorsed by the NMC. The first stage of the programme is a free short course Facilitating Learning in Practice. The next stage, open to registered, practising nurses, is a portfolio assessment developed explicitly to enable nurses to demonstrate evidence required to meet eligibility to enter locally-held registers for mentors. There is a fee for the portfolio assessment. Sign up at Mentorship portfolio assessment.
Our curriculum is developed and delivered by an expert multi-disciplinary team in partnership with service users and carers. You’ll study alongside other students from a wide range of backgrounds, and hear from many more as you work through the rich multi-media learning materials. And at the heart of everything you learn will be the people who use health services, ensuring maximum impact on practice and patient care.