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NPCG3131 Practice Experience 8

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The practice experience provides a work-based environment to enable you to apply the theoretical knowledge and skills learnt in academic module/s. Modular learning outcomes tested through a practice based assessment. Core attributes and specified essential skills and competencies must be achieved in each practice experience. Required mandatory skills will be identified in your skills log and their practise must be verified in this log.

Learning Outcomes

Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • communicate effectively with others in a professional manner.
  • interact effectively within a team, be proactive in leadership and be able to negotiate in a professional context
  • act autonomously
  • Can practice in complex and unpredictable contexts.
Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • work within requirements of NMC code (NMC,2008) demonstrate leadership skills in co-ordinating, delegating and supervising care
  • prioritise and manage time and resources effectively to ensure quality of care is maintained or enhanced
  • demonstrate awareness of managing risk and promotion of patient safety
  • accurately report concerns through appropriate organisational channels
  • facilitate nursing students and others in developing their competence, using a range of professional and personal development skills
  • reflect and evaluate own organisational skills, acknowledging any limitations.
  • Demonstrate your ability to accurately calculate medication doses

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Practice experience is supported by direct supervision from mentors and other professionals. Although you have supernumerary status you are expected to be involved in direct care. Opportunities exist in each practice experience for you to arrange additional experiences to meet your learning needs. Further support is provided through discussion of practice experiences and specific case scenarios during Learning Group meetings with peers and academic tutors.

TypeHours
Placement Hours360
Total study time360

Resources & Reading list

NMC (2009). Guidance for the care of Older people. 

NMC (2008). The Code: Standards of conduct performance and ethics for nurses and midwives. 

Department of Health (2010). Essence of Care. 

Care Quality Commission (2010). Essential standards for quality and safety. 

Koubel, G., & Bungay, H. (eds) (2008). The challenge of person-centred care; an inter-professional perspective. 

NMC (2010). Standards for pre registration nursing education. 

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

You are required to achieve a pass in the Core Attributes section and all other components of the P5 assessment: Inter-professional co ordination of care. Any mark below the set required level will constitute a fail overall. Assessment of Practice Document (AOP) You will have an AOP document which should be shared with your mentor throughout the practice experience. This forms the basis of regular discussions of learning needs and also ensures records of achievement are completed critically. Each practice experience requires an assessment. The assessment must be carried out by a qualified sign off mentor. The assessment of performance should usually involve one assessor (mentor) and one student but may include other assessors (e.g. new mentor being supervised). Sufficient time should be set aside to complete the assessment. Assessments should be carried out within the context of practice so that evidence of skills, attitudes and knowledge is captured. It may be appropriate to use a combination of assessment methods e.g. questioning and/or direct observation. Questioning allows the mentor to assess knowledge and attitudes, whilst observation measures accuracy of practice and level of autonomy. Interim review: Formative Assessment As part of the assessment for the module, mentors will complete a formative (practice) assessment using P6 assessment: Leading a team in service delivery in the AOP document. Results will be discussed with you at the time of completion to ensure timely feedback so that where identified, there are opportunities to improve prior to the summative assessment. Where learning needs are identified, feedback should be delivered with sensitivity and in a manner which will enhance learning. Learning needs should be made explicit in the comments section and should be written by both student and mentor following the practice based assessment End Review: Summative assessment Near to the end of the practice experience (or at least following a minimum of four weeks in one practice area) a summative assessment is completed of the P8 Core attributes section and assessment: Leading a team in service delivery in the AOP document. Results will be discussed with you at the time of completion to ensure timely feedback. Where learning needs are identified, feedback should be delivered with sensitivity and in a manner which will enhance learning. Comments should be written by both student and mentor following the assessment. If a fail is recorded, any learning needs must be documented and made explicit in the comments section Assessment requirements You are required to achieve a pass in the Core Attributes section and all components of the P8 assessment: Leading a team in service delivery. Any mark below the set required level will constitute a fail overall. Summary of assessment methods.

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment of Practice 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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