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.
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.
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The programme comprises two 30-credit work-based learning modules:
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.
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.
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Venetia is one of a team of clinical links with Whittington Health and also chairs the Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work CPD Steering Group. Venetia’s primary expertise lies in healthcare continuing personal and professional development; student experience; curriculum development and planning to meet the needs of healthcare CPD students, and impact of CPD on professional practice.
We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.
Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.
Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.
At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.