This is an opportunity for you to undertake a period of negotiated self-directed learning. The aim is to embellish your knowledge, skills and capabilities in preparation for your final year and transition into professional practice
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Using a structured reflective process, examine how your experience supports your professional practice development and your transition to becoming a registered nurse.
- Work independently and autonomously to create an agreed professional practice development plan (PPDP) that will enable you to achieve your identified learning needs.
- Critically evaluate your experience of self directed study and the appropriateness of your original professional practice development plan (PPDP).
- Identify and negotiate a specific topic for independent study, and articulate learning needs that will support your future nursing practice.
- Provide evidence that you have undertaken a professional practice development activity.
This is an opportunity for students to undertake a period of negotiated self-directed learning. The aim is to embellish their knowledge, skills and capabilities in preparation for their final year and transition into professional practice.
Taught sessions will include exploration of learning opportunities, project planning, career development, critical reflection, risk assessment and documentation, and guidance on professional CVs.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Face to face lectures and small group seminars
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
Developing Professional Practice. You will be enrolled on a dedicated Blackboard site for this module. The learning resources include templates for learning contracts, risk assessments and information about insurance. These are designed to support you to progress your ideas forward into a successful professional development experience. This site links to the module reading list on Talis.
Nursing careers advice. All SOHS students are automatically enrolled on the "Careers Advice for Health Sciences" Blackboard site. This contains all the resources regarding career action planning, CV and portfolio development. Materials have been developed in conjunction with our Careers, Employability and Enterprise Service, University of Southampton. This BB site inks to the main UoS Careers Hub which is the central platform.
Forde-Johnston, C (2019). How to thrive as a newly qualified nurse. Banbury: Lantern Publishing.
Smoker, A. (2016). Launching your career in nursing and midwifery. London; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Thurston, C. and Wycraft, N. (2020). Transition to registered practice: from student to qualified nurse. Los Angeles: Sage.
Reid, M. (2018). Report writing. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Williams, K., Spiro, J and Woolliams, M (2020). Reflective writing. London: Red Globe Press.
Esterhuizen, P. (2019). Reflective practice in nursing. London: Learning Matters.
1. A project plan (1000 words) - 40% weighting
2. A written project report (2000 words) - 60% weighting
In order to pass this module, you must achieve a weighted average mark of 40% overall AND you must achieve 40% in the final written project report.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Seminar
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
|Individual written project report||60%|
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
|Special Project Report||100%|
Repeat type: External