In 2010, the Nursing and Midwifery Council amended its required minimum outcome for pre-registration nurse education to degree-level study. As a result, employers will increasingly require their nurses from Band five upwards to hold a degree qualification as a minimum. This course will enable staff to top up their qualification to degree level and therefore maximise opportunities for career progression.
Why study BSc Professional Practice in Nursing at Middlesex University?
This course offers qualified practising nurses the opportunity to study modules and qualify at degree level. The modules include clinical and /or professional practice-related inquiry methods, allowing you to engage in clinical and/or healthcare practice development. You will engage in professionally relevant work based/practice based enquiry and project work leading to personal and/or organisational professional practice development.
If you have a Cert HE and Dip HE qualification, such as Diploma Advanced in Nursing, this course will provide you with 60 credits at Level 6, so that you achieve the 360 credits required for an honours degree.
Upon completion of the course you will be able to work with members of a healthcare team to identify professional /clinical / workplace nursing practice and service development opportunities and design and develop work based projects aimed at improving and developing clinical /professional/work place nursing practice. You will also be able to gather evidence and information and coherently construct and communicate a persuasive argument to healthcare colleagues and academic staff in support of a specific service or professional practice development or change.
What will you study on the BSc Professional Practice in Nursing degree at Middlesex University?
The programme comprises two 30-credit work-based learning modules:
WBS 3630 - Professional Practitioner Inquiry
WBS 3730 - Negotiated Work Based Learning Project
These modules aim to provide the opportunity to develop projects, inquiries and/or other work-based activities that are designed to improve or inform areas of your own or others' clinical or professional practice in nursing and healthcare. You will explore and critically discuss your work/practice and demonstrate the learning gained, as well as the development of your professional/clinical knowledge and skills. The learning will be located within your own localised and specialised work/practice area.
The themes of projects, inquiries and/or other work-based activities are negotiated and can be related to individual clinical/professional or healthcare team practice development and/or wider healthcare organisational development aims.
Learning, teaching and assessment
The programme adopts teaching and learning strategies that recognise the context within which nursing CPD practitioners study, usually combining full-time work with other commitments and part-time study. As such we offer a blended learning approach based on the use of e-learning combined with academic facilitation, which may be face-to-face and classroom-based participatory learning.
What are the entry requirements for the BSc Professional Practice in Nursing degree?
In order to be accepted onto the programme applicants must be registered nurses with a minimum of 300 credits of which 60 must be at level 6. These credits will be pre-accredited into the degree pathway.
On-going academic /CPD advice will be offered by the Programme Leader to any nurse who wishes to access the BSc (Hons) Professional Practice but who still needs to complete 300 credits in CPD studies prior to commencing the award.