Nursing & Patient Care Assisting Course

International Career Institute
Course summary
Length: 31 Weeks
Price: 998 GBP excl. VAT
Location: Distance
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Course Description

Nursing & Patient Care Assisting Course

Nursing & Patient Care Assisting Distance Learning Course - Executive Diploma Level

The distance learning course in Nursing & Patient Care Assisting is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to begin a career as a nurse, personal care assistant or medical assistant.

Developed in collaboration with medical doctors as well as social care experts, the course programme covers all of the fundamental topics necessary for a career in the sector, including:

  • health and wellness
  • medical terminology
  • maintaining patient records
  • occupational health & safety

The course lasts an average of 31 weeks but gives students the flexibility to complete the units at entirely their own pace. With the support of an experienced tutor, they are thus given all of the tools needed to achieve their Executive Diploma and approach their first job in nursing or patient care assisting.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Nursing & Patient Care Assisting Course is designed for professionals who want begin a career and perform at their best in a nursing, personal care or patient care job.

Executive Diploma Level

This distance learning course leads to the awarding of an Executive Diploma. Suitable for entry level positions, this training step will lead to an operational level of knowledge and proficiency.


There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Participants may enrol directly into the executive diploma track without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This ICI distance learning course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC).

On successful completion of the course you will receive:

  • A graduation certificate officially recognising your successful completion of studies and qualifications
  • Transcripts indicating units completed
  • Letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
  • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification. For example: John Smith, EDipNA
  • Job search assistance: Graduate Career Services Programme

Training Course Content

The course covers the following units:

Health and Wellness

  • Defining health and wellness
  • Determinants of health
  • Illness behaviour and the sick role
  • Health promotion

Rehabilitation Nursing

  • Defining rehabilitation
  • The multidisciplinary team
  • Rehabilitation nursing practice

Community Nursing

  • Defining community nursing
  • Roles of the community nurse
  • The family in community health

Community Support Services

  • Traditional services
  • Other community support services

Medical Terminology

  • Medical Definitions, Prefixes & Glossary
  • Abbreviations & Acronyms
  • Using Medical Terminology
  • Human Systems & Anatomical Divisions
  • Pharmacology

Maintain Patient Records

  • Monitor & Review
  • Accessing Records
  • Maintenance of Records

Maintain Workplace Safety

  • Occupational Health & Safety

Confidentiality & Privacy in a Medical Environment

  • Codes of Conduct
  • Confidentiality & Privacy
  • Security Procedures


The cost of this course is £998.

All materials essential for course completion are included in the cost of the course fee. Upon enrolment, students receive:

  • All required study materials and course notes
  • Practical assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
  • Industry based tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs

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Provider: International Career Institute

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