European Union Nursing Adaptation

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

The European Union Nursing Adaptation (EUNA) programme prepares EU nurses to practice safely within the UK. It is aimed at nurses registered in other European Economic Area countries who wish to gain registration with the UK's Nursing and Midwifery Council.

This course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside Campus.

Course content includes:
    • Methods of support, particularly via information technology
    • Library introduction (with an emphasis on remote access)
    • Code of Conduct and NMC domains
    • Assessment details and reflective writing
    • Evidence based practice
    • Health policy and guidelines (to include NICE etc.)
    • Empowerment values NHS constitution
    • Interprofessional working
    • Social context of health to include diversity
    • Ethics and Law
    • Consent
    • NMC regulation (including revalidation and professional development)
    • Confidentiality.
  • 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.

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


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.

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. 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.

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.

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