Professional course European Union Nursing Adaptation

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Nursing and Midwifery
Programme leader
Zaklina Jacqueline Zapletan

30 credit level 3 or Masters level module

Page last updated 2 April 2020


The educational aims and learning outcomes of the European Union Nursing Adaptation (EUNA) programme is to prepare EU nurses to practice safely within the UK.

The EUNA module is a 30-credit professional practice module available at level 3 (UZTSX4-30-3) or Masters level (UZTSXE-30-M).

You will undertake a period of supervised and assessed practice, studying current professional nursing issues, related to UK practice.

The philosophy and underpinning pedagogy of the programme will be to engage with you in an empathic manner, enabling you to be a successful nurse who meets the diverse needs of the UK population, accessing health and social care services and upholding patient safety.

There will be acknowledgment of your registrant status as a nurse within your country of origin, supporting you to continue to deliver safe and compassionate care within a UK context.

Who is it for?

If you are registered in other European Economic Area countries and wish to gain registration with the UKs Nursing and Midwifery Council.

What do I get out of it?

The educational aims and learning outcomes of the EUNA programme is to prepare EU nurses to practice safely within the UK.

The EUNA module is a 30-credit professional practice Level 3 (UZTSX4-30-3) or Master's level (UZTSXE-30-M) module with a syllabus that includes nursing legislation and policy, adherence to professional codes, a reflection of your applicability of nursing practice to the UK, determinants of health and disease and competencies specific to your field of clinical practice.

The outcome of the programme will enable you to achieve the NMC 2010 standards for competence and they you are fit for UK nursing practice on completion.

How does it benefit my employer?

This will enable employers to rapidly increase the number of registered nurses in their workforce.

Entry requirements

If you have not previously studied at level 3, you may be required to undertake the Accelerating Learning for Professionals module before commencing on the programme.

Careers / Further study

The outcome of the programme will enable you to achieve the NMC 2010 standards for competence and that you are fit for UK nursing practice on completion.



What does it cover?

Day 1

  • Introductions
  • Overview of the course
  • Ways of support particularly via information technology
  • Library introduction (with emphasis on remote access)
  • Code of Conduct and NMC domains
  • Assessment details and reflective writing

Day 2

Contemporary Issues in:

  • Adult Nursing
  • Children's Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Learning Disabilities Nursing

Afternoon in simulation suites to include techniques relevant to individual programmes:

  • Monitoring of physical and mental health
  • Medication administration (to include injection techniques)
  • Infection control

Day 3

  • Evidence based practice
  • Health policy and guidelines (to include NICE etc.)
  • Empowerment values NHS constitution
  • Interprofessional working
  • Social context of health to include diversity

Day 4

  • Ethics and Law
  • Consent
  • NMC regulation (including revalidation and professional development)
  • Confidentiality

Learning and Teaching

How will I learn?

The introductory week will include interactive seminars with subject experts and clinical simulation. Following this you will undertake supervised practice supported by appropriately qualified staff in your own areas of practice and a personal tutor from the university.


You will be assessed in practice by an approved mentor using an ongoing achievement record based on the four NMC domains:

  • Professional values
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Nursing practice and decision making
  • Leadership, management and team working.

You will be required to submit a reflective assignment on an area negotiated with your mentor and personal tutor in line with the NMC (2010) Standards for Education.

A 2,000 word reflective assignment which focuses on at least one of the competencies from the ongoing achievement record. The reflection should also outline how you have met the at least three of the six Cs of nursing (communication, compassion, commitment, courage, competence and care) in achieving this competence.

The reflection should include:

  • application of knowledge
  • analysis of the evidence
  • an action plan that critically analyses personal and professional development. The action plan will consider future career aspirations, and learning needs.

Attendance at the UWE Bristol Glenside campus will be for one week. Following this, supernumerary work in practice settings will be required.


Study facilities

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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information


Fees do not include travel, accommodation or placement tariff.


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How to apply

How to apply

You are required to apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

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