This course will enable qualified nurses who work in, or are about to work in, GP practice settings the opportunity to study clinically focused provision- and inquiry-based modules to be able to deliver high-quality care in a practice nursing setting. At the same time students will gain an undergraduate honours degree.
Why study BSc Professional Practice in Practice Nursing at Middlesex University?
Worldwide, there has been a shift in healthcare provision from secondary to primary care settings (Betony, 2011). The current Health Education England strategy highlights that in a typical day, the NHS workforce interacts with over a million patients, including 836,000 people visiting their GP practice or practice nurse. An NHS priority is to meet the challenge of shifting healthcare into primary care settings including the development of the primary care workforce.
The aim of the BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Practice Nursing is to provide qualified nurses who wish to work as a practice nurse within the GP practice with the opportunity to undertake a range of professional practice/work-based studies in order to develop the necessary skills and knowledge required for practice nursing.
As part of this programme of study, students will engage in practice related negotiated work-based project work, based around service and /or clinical/professional practice development linked to personal and /or organizational development objectives or health policy. As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.
WBS 3630 Professional Practitioner Inquiry (30 credits)
WBS 3730 Negotiated Work Based Learning Project (30 credits)
Learning and assessment
The programme adopts teaching and learning strategies which 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.
Employer engagement will be a key feature of the programme from the start. You will be expected to attend some clinical study days based on your learning needs analysis and by negotiation with your employer and the multidisciplinary team.
What are the requirements for the BSc Professional Practice in Practice Nursing degree?
In order to be accepted on to the programme applicants must be
registered nurses with a minimum of 240 credits of which 120 must be at Level 5. Where students can
provide evidence that they have completed NSA 3633 and/or NSA 3512 these credits
will also be pre-accredited to their degree pathway.