Nursing Practice 2
Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Mr Gethin Jones
Overall aims and purpose
This module will teach care and therapeutic skills through simulation and facilitated workshops promoting patient safety and quality of care. This will be achieved by students being able to practice, gain confidence, question and research care and therapeutic skills in a controlled environment. Applying a process of reflective self-assessment the student will critically evaluate their professional practice and placement learning experiences. This module will prepare students to achieve the proficiencies outlined in the Once for Wales 2020 Clinical Practice Assessment Document and Ongoing Record of Achievement. Students will consolidate practice-based learning experience in preparation for preceptorship and transition to being a Registered Nurse in their chosen field of practice. he module is designed to prepare students with some of the psychomotor skills required during year two of the post graduate programme to meet the required NMC Essential Skills Clusters for entry to the register. During practice placements, students will be able to demonstrate the required knowledge and understanding underpinning the skills, competence and attitudes which are essential to meeting the physical and mental health needs of patients/clients of all ages, and to be able to provide safe and effective care to all patients/clients.
NB: During the 2nd year of this post graduate programme students will be completing the Year 3 competencies of the Ongoing Record of Achievement of Practice Competence.
Achievement level specific to field, specific content including but not limited to:
Patient care Patient handling, patient centred planning, symptom management, venepuncture and cannulation, NG/PEG insertion and management, BM’s, chest auscultation BLS.
Communication and assessment Motivational interviewing techniques, positive behaviour support approaches, CBT, building therapeutic relationships
Harm prevention and risk management Mandatory Life Support, blood transfusion, ECG, complex wound management, IV management
Professional and inter-professional working Nursing documentation, record keeping, basic drug administration, diversity, equality, leadership
The On-Going Record of Achievement of Practice Competence Year assessment is Pass/Fail only. Students are required to successfully achieve all practice learning outcomes within the All Wales On-Going Record of Achievement of Practice Competence.
The assessment criteria for the summative written assessment are as follows:
C- C+ to Grade: To achieve a ‘pass’ on the module, students will be required to demonstrate some critical evaluation and understanding of the theoretical principles of reflection and the ability to link theory and evidence to practice.
A- to A* Grade: To achieve an ‘excellent pass’ on the module, students will be required to demonstrate comprehensive critical evaluation and application of the theoretical principles of reflection and the ability to link theory and evidence to practice.
B- to B+ Grade: To achieve a ‘good pass’ the student will need to demonstrate a critical evaluation and application of the theoretical principles of reflection and the ability to link theory and evidence to practice.
Critical application of interpersonal and therapeutic skills required to demonstrate effective, evidence-based, patient-centred care and achieve all proficiencies within the Once for Wales 2020 Clinical Placement Assessment Document and Ongoing Record of Achievement.
Demonstrate an ability to synthesise, evaluate and apply theoretical knowledge and evidence, appraise and apply appropriate policies and guidelines to meet the needs of individuals in a range of health and care settings.
Demonstrate required theoretical knowledge and psycho-motor skills in the performance of clinical and therapeutic assessments and observations;enabling students to lead prevention of harm and risk management strategies in clinical practice.
Demonstrate the required values and attitudes in the performance of therapeutic skills, including empathy, professionalism, evidence-based practice, critical reflection and co-production.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Seminar activities for reflection on clinical placements.
Private study time for reading and preparing for clinical skills sessions and practice placement learning.
|Practical classes and workshops||
Clinical skills 6x6 hour clinical skills days = 36 hours Semester 1 and 2 Year 2
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Subject specific skills
Students will be provided with relevant practice placements to be able to demonstrate the required attitude, competence, critical knowledge, and skills, which are essential to providing safe and effective care to meet the physical and mental health needs of patients/clients.
Resource implications for students
1. Students are required a named Academic assessor who will meet the required NMC criteria and work within the university and will evaluate the Record of Achievement. 2. Students are required to be allocated a named practice supervisor who meets the required NMC criteria including mandatory updating, during each practice placement. 3. Students are required to be allocated a named practice assessor who meets the required NMC criteria including mandatory updating, during each practice placement. 4. Large lecture theatre and seminar rooms to be booked through Bangor University central room booking system. 5. Students will be provided with All Wales uniform as per Health Board dress code for clinical placement. The University's Under 18s and Vulnerable Adults Policies require that DBS checks are carried out in certain circumstances, specifically where students and / or staff have substantial unsupervised contact with under 18s or vulnerable adults on a sustained or regular basis." %}
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/nhs-4516.html
Suggested reading list: Dougherty, Lisa, et al. (2015) The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures: Student Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2015. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/bangor/detail.action?docID=1998749. 5 of 5 09 Oct 2019 Delves-Yates, C. (Ed.). (2015). Essential skills for nurses. London: Sage.Flanagan, Madeleine. Moore, T., Cunningham, S. (2017) Clinical Skills for Nursing Practice. Place of Publication Not Identified]: Routledge, Nash, M (2014). Physical Health And Well-Being In Mental Health Nursing Clinical Skills For Practice. 2.nd ed. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education, Peate, I., Glencross, W (2015) and EBSCOhost. Wound Care at a Glance. At a Glance Ser. (Oxford, England). Caballero, C., Creed, F., Gochmanski, C., Lovegrove, J. (2012) Nursing OSCEs. A complete Guide to Exam Success. Oxford University Press. Wright, W., Everett, F., Newcombe, P (2019) Clinical skills for nursing adults. Step-By-Step. Sage publishing. Local and National policies and guidelines, to be updated yearly, may include but not limited to