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NPCG3142 Part 3 Placement 1 Consolidating Practice Placement for MSc

Module Overview

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

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate professional conduct and values throughout the placement.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Skills: IV infusion and medication management Moving and Handling update BLS 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.

Placement Hours187.5
Total study time187.5

Resources & Reading list

Peate, I (2016). The essential guide to becoming a staff nurse. 

Taylor, R & Webster-Henderson, B (2017). The essentials of nursing leadership. 

Elcock K. & Sharples, K (2011). Preceptorship for Newly Registered Nurses. 

Darvill, A., Stephens, M. & Leigh, J. (2018). Transition to Nursing Practice: from student to registered nurse. 

McAllister, M & Lowe, J (2011). The Resilient Nurse: Empowering your practice. 

Temple, J. (2012). Becoming a registered nurse: making the transition to Practice. 

Bottomley, J & Pryjmachuk, S  (2018). Critical Thinking skills for your nursing degree. 

Gopee, N & Galloway J (2013). Leadership and Management in Health care . 

Montgomery, J (2018). Health Care Law. 

Taylor, L (Ed) (2016). How to develop your healthcare career. 

Gopee, N. (2018). Supervision and Mentoring in Healthcare . 

Smoker, A. (2016). Launching your career in Nursing and Midwifery. 

Griffith, R & Tengnah C (2017). Law and professional issues in Nursing. 

Burton, R. & Ormrod, G. (2011). Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice (Prepare to Practice). 


Assessment Strategy

As a part of this module you will undertake a drugs calculations examination in which you must achieve a pass with 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment of Practice 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment of Practice 100%
Drug calculation examination 


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:

Work experience and Placements

Students who meet the general eligibility criteria for a Learning Support Fund are entitled to have some of the additional costs of attending a practice placement as part of their course reimbursed to them during the academic year. Please visit the website for details:

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

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