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NPCG2047 Part 2 Practice Placement 2 For MSc

Module Overview

This module is the first practice module that you will undertake in your second year of study. During your time in placement you will be supported to apply the knowledge and understanding you developed through the Managing Nursing Needs theory module in a practice setting, to enhance your patient care. You will also develop your skills in coaching others as you move into a senior student role.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate professional conduct and values throughout the placement.
  • Actively participate in care with minimal guidance to achieve the proficiencies associated with part 2 of the Practice Assessment Document.
  • Demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to demonstrate competence in an Episode of Care related to your field of nursing (detailed in Part 2 of the Practice Assessment Document)
  • Demonstrate achievement of the medicines management competencies outlined in part 2 of the Practice Assessment Document
  • Demonstrate that you are working towards achievement of the communication /relationship management skills and nursing procedures contained within the skills passport.


The specific learning opportunities available within this placement will be determined by the field of nursing being studied and the nature of the practice setting. Student placement lines are designed to provide a breath of learning opportunities across the programme. There may be opportunities to care for individuals from other fields during this placement, the Placement Profile for the area that you are allocated to will indicate where this is possible.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

During your practice experience you will learn by working alongside staff from the full multidisciplinary team. You will be supervised by registered nurses and other healthcare professionals before you are assessed by a named Practice Assessor. You will be expected to fully participate in direct care at a level appropriate to your stage of the programme and level of experience. During your practice experience you will be expected to reflect on what you have learnt and undertake independent learning to enhance your knowledge base and clinical practice. This may form the basis of a discussion of practice experiences/ specific case scenarios with academic staff, peers and/or your Personal Academic Tutor. Opportunities exist in each practice experience for you to arrange additional practice learning experiences to meet your learning needs.

Placement Hours187.5
Total study time187.5

Resources & Reading list

Harris J and Nimmo S  (2013). Placement learning in community nursing: a guide for students in practice. . 

Mills J and Brand D (2018). Learning in practice for nursing students. . 

Pearson D and Nicholson S  (2016). How to succeed on primary care and community placements. . 

Stacey G, Felton A and Bonham P (2013). Placement learning in mental health nursing: a guide for students in practice. . 

Holland K and Roxburgh M (2012). Placement learning in surgical nursing: a guide for students in practice. . 

Coyne I, Timmins F and Neil F  (2010). Clinical Skills in children’s nursing. . 

Maxwell M and Parker M (2012). Placement learning in medical nursing: a guide for students in practice. . 

Glasper A, Aylott M and Battrick C  (2010). Developing practical skills for nursing children and young people. . 

Howard P and Chady B  (2012). Placement learning in cancer and palliative care nursing: a guide for students in practice. . 

Paterson K and Wallar J (2017). Clinical placements: Pocket guide for student nurses. . 

McGarry J, Clissett P and Porock D  (2013). Placement learning in older people nursing: a guide for students in practice. . 

Reading S and Webster B editors  (2013). Achieving competencies for nursing practice: a handbook for student nurses. . 

Macqueen S, Bruce E and Gibson F  (2012). The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children's Nursing Practices. . 


Assessment Strategy

Completion of Practice Assessment Document


MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment of Practice 100%
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