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NQCG3112 Return to Nursing Practice

Module Overview

This programme offers the opportunity for successful applicants to gain active registration on part 1 – nurses (all branches) of the NMC professional register – to include sub-part 1 (level 1 nurses) and sub-part 2 (level 2 nurses).

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

Upon completion of Module NQCG3112 (HE6) you will be able to:- 1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the influence of health and social policy relevant to the organisation and practice of nursing, health visiting and midwifery both at a national and local level. 2. Critique current influential trends in contemporary nursing, health visiting and midwifery and health care education and practice based on current evidence, legislation and/or policy. 3. In relation to own practice, identify and assess need, design, implement and critically evaluate care using relevant evidence. You must demonstrate the importance of risk assessment and clinical decision-making and how it guides your practice. 4. Critically evaluate effective team working and your participation in a multiprofessional approach to the care of service users including communication, teaching and learning skills. 5. Critically evaluate personal strengths and areas for development; recognising the importance of professional competence.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the influence of health and social policy relevant to the organisation and practice of nursing, health visiting and midwifery both at a national and local level.
  • Critique current influential trends in contemporary nursing, health visiting and midwifery and health care education and practice based on current evidence, legislation and/or policy.
  • In relation to own practice, identify and assess need, design, implement and critically evaluate care using relevant evidence. You must demonstrate the importance of risk assessment and clinical decision-making and how it guides your practice.
  • Critically evaluate effective team working and your participation in a multiprofessional approach to the care of service users including communication, teaching and learning skills.
  • Critically evaluate personal strengths and areas for development; recognising the importance of professional competence.

Syllabus

The theoretical content of the Study Days relates to the four NMC domains identified in the Assessment of Practice document, namely: • Professional and ethical practice. • Care delivery. • Care management. • Personal and professional development. The topics of the taught sessions the 16 half Study Days will be delivered by clinicians, educators and researchers over the 20 weeks. The indicative content:- • Professional accountability and responsibility • Ethical and legal issues • Clinical governance and quality assurance. • Organisation of care • Evidence based practice and research • Interpersonal skills • Delivery of care and clinical skills • Emergency care • Administration of medicines. • Health and safety. • Health and social policy • Public health. • Safeguarding. • Multiprofessional team working • Leadership, management and professional development. • Study skills Midwifery education, PREP and mentoring

Special Features

Support in Practice You will be supported and assessed using the framework outlined in the NMC 2018 Future Nurse Standards. This means that you will work with Practice Supervisors on a day to day basis whilst you undertake your clinical experience. You will then be assessed by an approved Practice Assessor working with a named Academic Assessor. Time-frame for completion of Programme You must complete your Return to Practice Programme within 12 months from commencement of the Programme. Extenuating circumstances will be considered but any extension beyond the 12 month period is subject to approval by the Board of Examiners.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures. Tutorials Clinical practice experience. Reflection. Guided reading. e-learning resources including (Blackboard) Group activities

TypeHours
Lecture48
Wider reading or practice80
Placement150
Total study time278

Resources & Reading list

Atherton H; Crickmore D (2011). Learning Disabilities Toward Inclusion. 

Department of Health.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

Bulman, C. (2008).  An Introduction to Reflection, in Bulman, C. and Schutz, S., (Editors) Reflective practice in nursing.. 

Care Quality Commission.

Grant, G.; Ramcharan, P.; Flynn, M., Richardson, M. (2010). Learning Disability: A life cycle approach. 

Craig, J., Smyth, R., (2012). The Evidence Based Practice Manual for Nurses. 

Maslin-Prothero, S., Editor (2010). Bailliers’s Study Skills for Nurses and Midwives. 

Baggott, R., (2004). Health and Health Care in Britain. 

Coles, L., Porter, E. (2008). Public Health Skills; a practical guide for nurses and public health practitioners. 

Hannon L; Clift J (2011). General Hospital care for People with Learning Disabilities. 

National Health Service.

Hogston, R., Marjoram, B., Editors (2007). Foundations of Nursing Practice. Leading the Way. 

Norman, I.’ Ryrie, I., Editors (2009). The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: a textbook of Principles and Practice. 

Nursing & Midwifery Council.

Glasper, EA., Richardson, J., Editors (2010). A Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing. 

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

Module has to be completed within 12 months.

Formative

Drug calculation examination

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
AOP portfolio 50%
Reflective essay  (3000 words) 50%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
AOP portfolio 50%
Drug calculation examination %
Reflective essay  (3000 words) 50%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

Linked modules

Internal repeats in negotiation with programme lead and sponsoring Trust

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