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NQCG3112 Return to Nursing Practice

Module Overview

This programme offers the opportunity for successful applicants to gain active registration on part 1 – nurses (all branches) of the NMC professional register – to include sub-part 1 (level 1 nurses) and sub-part 2 (level 2 nurses).

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

Upon completion of Module NQCG 2028 (HE5) you will be able to:- 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of health and social policy relevant to the organisation and practice of nursing both at a national and local level. 2. Outline current influential trends in contemporary nursing and health care education and practice based on current evidence, legislation and/or policy. 3. In relation to own practice, identify and assess need, design, implement and evaluate care using relevant evidence. 4. Discuss effective team working and your participation in a multi-professional approach to the care of service users including communication, teaching and learning skills. 5. Explore personal strengths and areas for development, recognising the importance of professional competence. Upon completion of Module NQCG3112 (HE6) you will be able to:- 1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the influence of health and social policy relevant to the organisation and practice of nursing, health visiting and midwifery both at a national and local level. 2. Critique current influential trends in contemporary nursing, health visiting and midwifery and health care education and practice based on current evidence, legislation and/or policy. 3. In relation to own practice, identify and assess need, design, implement and critically evaluate care using relevant evidence. You must demonstrate the importance of risk assessment and clinical decision-making and how it guides your practice. 4. Critically evaluate effective team working and your participation in a multiprofessional approach to the care of service users including communication, teaching and learning skills. 5. Critically evaluate personal strengths and areas for development; recognising the importance of professional competence.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the influence of health and social policy relevant to the organisation and practice of nursing, health visiting and midwifery both at a national and local level.
  • Critique current influential trends in contemporary nursing, health visiting and midwifery and health care education and practice based on current evidence, legislation and/or policy.
  • In relation to own practice, identify and assess need, design, implement and critically evaluate care using relevant evidence. You must demonstrate the importance of risk assessment and clinical decision-making and how it guides your practice.
  • Critically evaluate effective team working and your participation in a multiprofessional approach to the care of service users including communication, teaching and learning skills.
  • Critically evaluate personal strengths and areas for development; recognising the importance of professional competence.

Syllabus

The theoretical content of the Study Days relates to the four NMC domains identified in the Assessment of Practice document, namely: • Professional and ethical practice. • Care delivery. • Care management. • Personal and professional development. The topics of the taught sessions the 16 half Study Days will be delivered by clinicians, educators and researchers over the 20 weeks. The indicative content:- • Professional accountability and responsibility • Ethical and legal issues • Clinical governance and quality assurance. • Organisation of care • Evidence based practice and research • Interpersonal skills • Delivery of care and clinical skills • Emergency care • Infection control. • Administration of medicines. • Health and safety. • Health and social policy • Public health. • Safeguarding. • Multiprofessional team working • Leadership, management and professional development. • Study skills Midwifery education, PREP and mentoring

Special Features

Support in Practice A sign-off mentor will be identified to support you and assess you (against the NMC standards contained in the Assessment of Practice document) whilst you undertake your clinical experience. Time-frame for completion of Programme You must complete your Return to Practice Programme within 12 months from commencement of the Programme. If you fail to achieve the required outcomes in both theory and practice within this 12 month period you will be required to re-apply and complete the Return to Practice Programme in its entirety. Extenuating circumstances will be considered but there will be no extension beyond this 12 month period. If you do require to re-apply and repeat the Programme in its entirety, you may be considered for APEL in some of the theoretical components provided that this component has been previously achieved. University regulations apply and can be seen on the University of Southampton calendar.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures. Tutorials Clinical practice experience. Reflection. Guided reading. e-learning resources including (Blackboard) Group activities

TypeHours
Placement150
Lecture48
Wider reading or practice80
Tutorial8
Total study time286

Resources & Reading list

Coles, L., Porter, E. (2008). Public Health Skills; a practical guide for nurses and public health practitioners. 

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

National Health Service.

Maslin-Prothero, S., Editor (2010). Bailliers’s Study Skills for Nurses and Midwives. 

Norman, I.’ Ryrie, I., Editors (2009). The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: a textbook of Principles and Practice. 

Baggott, R., (2004). Health and Health Care in Britain. 

Department of Health.

Glasper, EA., Richardson, J., Editors (2010). A Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing. 

Craig, J., Smyth, R., (2012). The Evidence Based Practice Manual for Nurses. 

Bulman, C. (2008).  An Introduction to Reflection, in Bulman, C. and Schutz, S., (Editors) Reflective practice in nursing.. 

Hogston, R., Marjoram, B., Editors (2007). Foundations of Nursing Practice. Leading the Way. 

Nursing & Midwifery Council.

Hannon L; Clift J (2011). General Hospital care for People with Learning Disabilities. 

Care Quality Commission.

Atherton H; Crickmore D (2011). Learning Disabilities Toward Inclusion. 

Grant, G.; Ramcharan, P.; Flynn, M., Richardson, M. (2010). Learning Disability: A life cycle approach. 

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

Module has to be completed within 12 months.

Formative

Drug calculation examination

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
AOP portfolio 50%
Reflective essay 50%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Drug calculation examination  (1 hours) %

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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