School of Healthcare Sciences
This is a 40 credit, level 3 module as part of the Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (Hon’s). It is intended to commence this module in January 2006. The minimum duration of the module is 12 weeks but most students will require longer, as directed by NMC, to meet practice outcomes within the workplace. The practice placement will be within the employing area unless otherwise directed by NMC. There will be a requirement for students to attend one of the University theoretical centres for 20 study days during the initial 12 weeks of the course. The employer and / or student will be responsible for payment of course fees.
Please note that this course is currently only available to overseas nurses currently employed by one of the University's partnership healthcare provider: this would include the three North Wales NHS trusts and certain approved nursing homes, and you should be in employment with one of these organisations prior to making an application.
As from 2005 the NMC standard for the preparation of overseas nursing programmes will change. This change requires all programmes to be under the auspice of Higher Education Institutions. In North Wales there has been an identified demand, from our partners throughout the health care sector (NHS Trusts and private sector), for an adaptation programme to meet the demands of overseas nurses. It is anticipated that this demand will continue and that there will be sufficient numbers to ensure the viability of the course.
The Nursing & Midwifery Order 2001, article 9, entitles an applicant, who satisfies the Council that he/she holds an approved qualification, is capable of safe and effective practice and has paid the required fee to be registered. Article 13 specifies that persons can be regarded as having an approved qualification if the applicant has elsewhere than in the United Kingdom, undergone training in nursing, either holds a qualification which is comparable to that in the UK or where it is not comparable, the applicant has undergone in the UK or elsewhere such additional training or experience as satisfies the Council.
This Adaptation Module has been developed to prepare nurses from overseas who wish to seek employment as a registered nurse in the United Kingdom. In devising the module cognisance has been taken of the Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements (NMC, Circular 2/2004). During implementation of the module cognisance will be taken of the individual requirements of the student as advised by NMC.
The development of this module is based on five principles. To :
It is anticipated, where possible, that there will be shared learning with Return to Practice programme as suggested by the NMC (Circular 2/2004). Within both programmes there are common topic areas and it is envisaged that, on occasions, both groups of students will be brought together for formal teaching.
It is recognised that level two is the minimum academic level to register with N.M.C. However, in Wales, it is currently recommended that pre registration students study at academic level three, and in keeping with this strategy, this module has been developed at level three.
All applicants must meet the following criteria before application for the module:
The application process would follow that currently undertaken for all pre registration students and will include:
By the end of the module students should be able to :
Outcome 1 and 8 - Demonstrate and reflect on own ability to work safely and effectively in clinical practice.
Outcome 2 and 8 - Demonstrate and reflect on own ability to communicate effectively and establish a nurse/patient relationship
Outcome 3 and 8 - Critically discuss the structure and relationships of caring organisations in the UK
Outcome 4 and 8 - Critically discuss, and demonstrate in practice, the ethical and legal implications of nursing within UK
Outcome 5 and 8 - Demonstrate an understanding of cultural, Linguistic and religious issues as relevant to nursing practice in Wales and the UK
Outcome 6 and 8 - Critically discuss concepts of clinical governance and evidence-based practice
Outcome 7 and 8 - Demonstrate the value of Health Promotion and Health Education
Mentorship in the context of this module is a system comprising individuals, who teach, inspire, serve as a role models, and support the growth and development of those practitioners undertaking the adapatation module.
Practitioners recruited to this role will be expected to have undertaken mentor preparation in accordance with All Wales requirements.
Students will be summatively assessed in clinical practice within approved, audited practice placements.
Both a formative and summative assessment of practice document have been designed to assist students in the achievement of practice outcomes and competencies. These clinical competencies, have been taken directly from the All Wales Clinical Assessment Document, and will need to be achieved by the end of the programme and prior to registration with NMC:
1. Manage the care of groups of patients/clients for a minimum period of three consecutive days on four separate occasions
2. Manage a clinical team ensuring the appropriate delegation of tasks for the above occasions
3. Perform the safe administration of drugs on a minimum of six separate occasions
4. Demonstrate effective communication skills in the delivery of seamless care:
5. Demonstrate appropriate attitudes that will be required of a registered practitioner;
6. Manage the complexities arising from ethical and legal dilemmas;
7. Enhance the professional development and safe practice of others through peer support, leadership, supervision and teaching
8. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of specific skills including emergency procedures pertinent to the branch (these will be detailed in the student/mentor clinical learning contract and the branch skills document)
Specific formative practice learning outcomes can be used towards the achievement of the summative clinical learning outcomes (as referred to in section 22). It is not anticipated that all formative learning outcomes will be achieved by all students. The tool is designed to be discussed bewteen the student and mentor. Formative outcomes will be identifed, and documented, that will assist the student in the achivement of summative practice outcomes
The Fitness for Practice report (NMC, 1999) recommended that all nursing students adopt a portfolio of evidence to support their learning and professional development. This has now become standard practice within Wales and the principles have been incorporated into this module.
Student will be required to complete the following sections of the All Wales student portfolio:
• Self Assessment
• Action Plan
• Reflective Evidence
Clinical Outcomes for the Supervised Practice Period (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 8)
Theoretical Assessment - Case Study - 5,000 - 6,000 words
Critically analyse how the structure, policies and procedures of the
various care providers impacted on the “journey” of a patient
you nursed during your supervised practice placement
(Learning Outcomes 3 and 5)
The theoretical assessment will be submitted 4 weeks following the completion of the module. Submission dates will be negotiated for student’s who are required, by NMC, to have a longer period of supervised practice.
In accordance with BSc Pathway
Further details can be obtained from:
Mrs Sandra Roberts
Wrexham Archimedes Centre
Telephone number: 01978 316356
E mail firstname.lastname@example.org