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NPCG3016 Practice Experience 6

Module Overview

Placement 5

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 the requirements of the NMC Code of Practise, demonstrating 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 development of nursing students and others to develop their competence, using a range of professional and personal development skills
  • Reflect and evaluate own organisational skills, acknowledging any limitations



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.

Total study time480

Resources & Reading list

The Code: Standards of conduct performance and ethics for nurses and midwives. 

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

Standards for pre registration nursing education. 

Guidance for the care of Older people. 

Essence of Care.

Essential standards for quality and safety. 



MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment of Practice 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment of Practice 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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