Health Care (Primary Nursing)

Level: Professional Development – QLS Level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Health Care (Primary Nursing) to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

This course will be of interest to anyone working alone in a care setting or as part of a Primary Care Team. It looks at who the members of the Primary Care Team are and identifies each of the stages involved in Primary Nursing. The philosophy and core values of primary nursing are important considerations for anyone involved in first stage or primary care in the home or community.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • Historical Background
      • Activity/Portfolio Building
      • Definitions
      • The Process of Planning Care
      • Individualised Patient and Family Care
      • Stages of the Nursing Process
  • Lesson Two
    • Assessment and Support
      • Planning an Assessment
      • Client Records
      • Supporting Clients who are Moving into a New Care Setting
  • Lesson Three
    • Care Plans
      • People with Special Needs
      • Assessment
      • Creating a Care Plan
      • Evaluation
      • Case Studies
  • Lesson Four
    • Death and Care of the Dying
      • Spiritual Beliefs
      • Physiological Aspects of Death
      • Psychological Aspects of Dying
      • Reaction to the Prognosis of a Terminal Illness
      • The Grieving Process
      • Psychological Problems Associated With Dying
      • Client and Family Assessment
      • Practical Care for the Deceased
      • Witness Statement (Optional Activity)

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration fee included.