This module is the penultimate placement module that you will undertake. During your time in placement you will be supported to apply the knowledge and understanding you developed through previous theoretical modules in a practice setting to enhance your patient care.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Demonstrate that you are working towards achievement of the communication /relationship management skills and nursing procedures contained within the skills passport.
- Begin to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes you will require to demonstrate competence in the Episode of Care detailed at the end of part 3 of the Practice Assessment Document.
- Begin to practise independently, leading and coordinating care with confidence as you work towards achievement of the proficiencies associated with part 3 of the Practice Assessment Document.
- Demonstrate appropriate professional conduct and values throughout the placement.
- Participate in the administration of medicines under direct supervision and have continued to develop your knowledge of pharmacology, how medicines act and interact in the systems of the body, and their therapeutic action related to patients you have cared for.
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.
IV infusion and medication management
Moving and Handling update
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.
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Resources & Reading list
Bottomley, J & Pryjmachuk, S (2018). Critical Thinking skills for your nursing degree. Critical Thinking skills for your nursing degree.
Taylor, L (Ed) (2016). How to develop your healthcare career. Wiley-Blackwell.
Peate, I (2016). The essential guide to becoming a staff nurse. Wiley-Blackwell.
Gopee, N & Galloway J (2013). Leadership and Management in Health care. Sage.
Gopee, N. (2018). Supervision and Mentoring in Healthcare. Sage.
Montgomery, J (2018). Health Care Law. Oxford University Press.
Taylor, R & Webster-Henderson, B (2017). The essentials of nursing leadership. Sage.
Elcock K. & Sharples, K (2011). Preceptorship for Newly Registered Nurses. Sage.
Griffith, R & Tengnah C (2017). Law and professional issues in Nursing. Learning Matters.
Smoker, A. (2016). Launching your career in Nursing and Midwifery. Palgrave Macmillan.
Darvill, A., Stephens, M. & Leigh, J. (2018). Transition to Nursing Practice: from student to registered nurse. Sage.
Temple, J. (2012). Becoming a registered nurse: making the transition to Practice. Learning Matters.
Burton, R. & Ormrod, G. (2011). Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice (Prepare to Practice). Oxford University Press.
McAllister, M & Lowe, J (2011). The Resilient Nurse: Empowering your practice. Springer.
Completion of electronic Practice Assessment Document
As a part of this module you will undertake a drugs calculations examination in which you must achieve a mark of at least 90%
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
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This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
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