Modules for course B740 | BN/NURSA
BN Bachelor of Nursing (Adult)

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Year 2 Modules

Compulsory Modules

0 to 120 credits from:

  • Sept start students must take:
  • NAA-2201: Person Centred Adult Nursing 1 (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Development of healthcare policy and influences on delivery of nursing care - Context of health and social care in Wales, UK & Europe e.g. 1000 Lives+ transforming care • Language awareness and cultural sensitivity; • Perceptions of nursing (public, political, professional & media); • Political awareness • Communicating with adults across the lifespan – addressing delivery of nursing care in an ageing population; • Safeguarding (vulnerable) adults and children; • Role of the adult nurse; nursing in primary and secondary care; ‘hospital (acute/rehab) & community’. • Theories and models of nursing care delivery suitable for all care contexts; • Assessing the nursing needs of adults in practice; planning/implementing and evaluating nursing care; NEWS • Skills for adult nursing  Catheterisation  Wound care  Aseptic non touch technique (ANTT)  Life support for adult nursing  Airway management  Monitoring of dietary & fluid intake and the completion of relevant documentation  Pharmacological knowledge for medicine management and numeracy. • Role of the adult nurse in all healthcare environments. • Care delivery – Acute medical & surgical, inc. pre & post- op care, shock, IVIs, infection control, pain management, wound care (acute & hard to heal/chronic - EWMA), blood transfusion; • Adult physiology; • Applying psychological & sociological theories to nursing practice & care delivery. • Chronic conditions frameworks – diabetes, CHD, stroke; • Models of health and wellbeing; health protection/promotion. • Patient narratives
    or
    NAA-2202: Person Centred Ad Nursing 1(B) (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Development of healthcare policy and influences on delivery of nursing care - Context of health and social care in Wales, UK & Europe e.g. 1000 Lives+ transforming care • Language awareness and cultural sensitivity; • Perceptions of nursing (public, political, professional & media); • Political awareness • Communicating with adults across the lifespan – addressing delivery of nursing care in an ageing population; • Safeguarding (vulnerable) adults and children; • Role of the adult nurse; nursing in primary and secondary care; ‘hospital (acute/rehab) & community’. • Theories and models of nursing care delivery suitable for all care contexts; • Assessing the nursing needs of adults in practice; planning/implementing and evaluating nursing care; NEWS • Skills for adult nursing  Catheterisation  Wound care  Aseptic non touch technique (ANTT)  Life support for adult nursing  Airway management  Monitoring of dietary & fluid intake and the completion of relevant documentation  Pharmacological knowledge for medicine management and numeracy. • Role of the adult nurse in all healthcare environments. • Care delivery – Acute medical & surgical, inc. pre & post- op care, shock, IVIs, infection control, pain management, wound care (acute & hard to heal/chronic - EWMA), blood transfusion; • Adult physiology; • Applying psychological & sociological theories to nursing practice & care delivery. • Chronic conditions frameworks – diabetes, CHD, stroke; • Models of health and wellbeing; health protection/promotion. • Patient narratives
  • NAC-2201: Healthcare 2 (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Theories of reflection • Models of reflection • Critical incident analysis • Benner’s novice to expert • Carper’s ways of knowing • Reflexivity • Evidence base for the use of reflection as a means of knowledge development. • Sources of knowledge and evidence • Hierarchy of evidence • Evidence informed practice. • Searching and identifying existing knowledge. • Problem solving approaches and decision making • Critical appraisal skills • Qualitative and quantitative methodologies • PDSA cycle • Data collection methods • Research ethics • Rigour, validity and reliability • Data analysis for quantitative and qualitative methods • Accountability, exercising accountability, professional autonomy and authority • Duty and standard of care • Consent and Incapacitated Consent • Advocacy and best interest decision making. • The right to refuse treatment • Patient confidentiality and data protection • Record keeping • Clinical governance and safety and improvement policy • Manual handling • CPR/BLS • Infection control • Breakaway/de-escalation • Objective assessment/measurement of vital signs • Health & Safety
    or
    NAC-2202: Healthcare 2 (B) (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Theories of reflection • Models of reflection • Critical incident analysis • Benner’s novice to expert • Carper’s ways of knowing • Reflexivity • Evidence base for the use of reflection as a means of knowledge development. • Sources of knowledge and evidence • Hierarchy of evidence • Evidence informed practice. • Searching and identifying existing knowledge. • Problem solving approaches and decision making • Critical appraisal skills • Qualitative and quantitative methodologies • PDSA cycle • Data collection methods • Research ethics • Rigour, validity and reliability • Data analysis for quantitative and qualitative methods • Accountability, exercising accountability, professional autonomy and authority • Duty and standard of care • Consent and Incapacitated Consent • Advocacy and best interest decision making. • The right to refuse treatment • Patient confidentiality and data protection • Record keeping • Clinical governance and safety and improvement policy • Manual handling • CPR/BLS • Infection control • Breakaway/de-escalation • Objective assessment/measurement of vital signs • Health & Safety
  • NAA-2203: Developing the Adult Nurse 1 (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • National & European policy and professional guidelines, e.g. dignity & diversity, capacity, respect • Perceptions of nursing (public, political, professional & media); • NMC guidelines role of the adult nurse; • National & European legislation, e.g. Health and Safety, Human Rights Act, Mental Capacity Act; • Moral and ethical basis of nursing healthcare (e.g. dilemmas – withdrawing/withholding, resource allocation) • Communicating with adults & carers across the lifespan, inter-professional roles, communication & relationships, working in teams; • Language and cultural awareness and sensitivity; • Appropriate communication for the delivery of nursing care across the adult lifespan; • Explore concepts of empathy, advocacy, dignity and respect • Developing negotiation/questioning skills • Decision making for patient care; prioritising nursing care; documenting nursing care; multidisciplinary team working; • Self-awareness; • Research knowledge and skills for adult nursing. • Theories of and practice of reflection (reflect on own practice); examine evidence base for nursing care; applying research/evidence to practice; • Self-awareness; e.g. awareness of own limitations; addressing limits to one’s own knowledge (unknowns); develop CPD skills (e.g. PREP); Developing a reflective portfolio. • Recognising and responding to the needs of all people, inc:  Babies  Children & young people  Pregnant & Post natal women  Individuals with mental health problems  Individuals with cognitive impairment (such as; dementia etc..)  Individuals with physical disabilities  Individuals with learning disabilities  Older people  Individuals with chronic conditions
    or
    NAA-2204: Developing Adult Nurse 1(B) (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    Caring for individual needs across the lifespan - individual and group differences - vulnerability and abuse - models of health and disease Psychology of Health Social influences of Health Psycho-social determinants of health Anatomy & Physiology Related patho-physiology across the lifespan Sociological theories
  • NAC-2203: Human Sciences 2 (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    Caring for individual needs across the lifespan - individual and group differences - vulnerability and abuse - models of health and disease Psychology of Health Social influences of Health Psycho-social determinants of health Anatomy & Physiology Related patho-physiology across the lifespan Sociological theories
    or
    NAC-2204: Human Sciences 2 (b) (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    Caring for individual needs across the lifespan - individual and group differences - vulnerability and abuse - models of health and disease Psychology of Health Social influences of Health Psycho-social determinants of health Anatomy & Physiology Related patho-physiology across the lifespan Sociological theories

0 to 120 credits from:

  • April start students must take
  • NAS-2201: Person Centered AD Nursing (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Development of healthcare policy and influences on delivery of nursing care - Context of health and social care in Wales, UK & Europe e.g. 1000 Lives+ transforming care • Language awareness and cultural sensitivity; • Perceptions of nursing (public, political, professional & media); • Political awareness • Communicating with adults across the lifespan – addressing delivery of nursing care in an ageing population; • Safeguarding (vulnerable) adults and children; • Role of the adult nurse; nursing in primary and secondary care; ‘hospital (acute/rehab) & community’. • Theories and models of nursing care delivery suitable for all care contexts; • Assessing the nursing needs of adults in practice; planning/implementing and evaluating nursing care; NEWS • Skills for adult nursing  Catheterisation  Wound care  Aseptic non touch technique (ANTT)  Life support for adult nursing  Airway management  Monitoring of dietary & fluid intake and the completion of relevant documentation  Pharmacological knowledge for medicine management and numeracy. • Role of the adult nurse in all healthcare environments. • Care delivery – Acute medical & surgical, inc. pre & post- op care, shock, IVIs, infection control, pain management, wound care (acute & hard to heal/chronic - EWMA), blood transfusion; • Adult physiology; • Applying psychological & sociological theories to nursing practice & care delivery. • Chronic conditions frameworks – diabetes, CHD, stroke; • Models of health and wellbeing; health protection/promotion. • Patient narratives
    or
    NAS-2202: Person Centered AD Nursing(B) (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Development of healthcare policy and influences on delivery of nursing care - Context of health and social care in Wales, UK & Europe e.g. 1000 Lives+ transforming care • Language awareness and cultural sensitivity; • Perceptions of nursing (public, political, professional & media); • Political awareness • Communicating with adults across the lifespan – addressing delivery of nursing care in an ageing population; • Safeguarding (vulnerable) adults and children; • Role of the adult nurse; nursing in primary and secondary care; ‘hospital (acute/rehab) & community’. • Theories and models of nursing care delivery suitable for all care contexts; • Assessing the nursing needs of adults in practice; planning/implementing and evaluating nursing care; NEWS • Skills for adult nursing  Catheterisation  Wound care  Aseptic non touch technique (ANTT)  Life support for adult nursing  Airway management  Monitoring of dietary & fluid intake and the completion of relevant documentation  Pharmacological knowledge for medicine management and numeracy. • Role of the adult nurse in all healthcare environments. • Care delivery – Acute medical & surgical, inc. pre & post- op care, shock, IVIs, infection control, pain management, wound care (acute & hard to heal/chronic - EWMA), blood transfusion; • Adult physiology; • Applying psychological & sociological theories to nursing practice & care delivery. • Chronic conditions frameworks – diabetes, CHD, stroke; • Models of health and wellbeing; health protection/promotion. • Patient narratives
  • NSC-2201: Healthcare2 (Nursing) (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Theories of reflection • Models of reflection • Critical incident analysis • Benner’s novice to expert • Carper’s ways of knowing • Reflexivity • Evidence base for the use of reflection as a means of knowledge development. • Sources of knowledge and evidence • Hierarchy of evidence • Evidence informed practice. • Searching and identifying existing knowledge. • Problem solving approaches and decision making • Critical appraisal skills • Qualitative and quantitative methodologies • PDSA cycle • Data collection methods • Research ethics • Rigour, validity and reliability • Data analysis for quantitative and qualitative methods • Accountability, exercising accountability, professional autonomy and authority • Duty and standard of care • Consent and Incapacitated Consent • Advocacy and best interest decision making. • The right to refuse treatment • Patient confidentiality and data protection • Record keeping • Clinical governance and safety and improvement policy • Manual handling • CPR/BLS • Infection control • Breakaway/de-escalation • Objective assessment/measurement of vital signs • Health & Safety
    or
    NSC-2202: Healthcare 2 (Nursing)(B) (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Theories of reflection • Models of reflection • Critical incident analysis • Benner’s novice to expert • Carper’s ways of knowing • Reflexivity • Evidence base for the use of reflection as a means of knowledge development. • Sources of knowledge and evidence • Hierarchy of evidence • Evidence informed practice. • Searching and identifying existing knowledge. • Problem solving approaches and decision making • Critical appraisal skills • Qualitative and quantitative methodologies • PDSA cycle • Data collection methods • Research ethics • Rigour, validity and reliability • Data analysis for quantitative and qualitative methods • Accountability, exercising accountability, professional autonomy and authority • Duty and standard of care • Consent and Incapacitated Consent • Advocacy and best interest decision making. • The right to refuse treatment • Patient confidentiality and data protection • Record keeping • Clinical governance and safety and improvement policy • Manual handling • CPR/BLS • Infection control • Breakaway/de-escalation • Objective assessment/measurement of vital signs • Health & Safety
  • NAS-2203: Developing the Adult Nurse 1 (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • National & European policy and professional guidelines, e.g. dignity & diversity, capacity, respect • Perceptions of nursing (public, political, professional & media); • NMC guidelines role of the adult nurse; • National & European legislation, e.g. Health and Safety, Human Rights Act, Mental Capacity Act; • Moral and ethical basis of nursing healthcare (e.g. dilemmas – withdrawing/withholding, resource allocation) • Communicating with adults & carers across the lifespan, inter-professional roles, communication & relationships, working in teams; • Language and cultural awareness and sensitivity; • Appropriate communication for the delivery of nursing care across the adult lifespan; • Explore concepts of empathy, advocacy, dignity and respect • Developing negotiation/questioning skills • Decision making for patient care; prioritising nursing care; documenting nursing care; multidisciplinary team working; • Self-awareness; • Research knowledge and skills for adult nursing. • Theories of and practice of reflection (reflect on own practice); examine evidence base for nursing care; applying research/evidence to practice; • Self-awareness; e.g. awareness of own limitations; addressing limits to one’s own knowledge (unknowns); develop CPD skills (e.g. PREP); Developing a reflective portfolio. • Recognising and responding to the needs of all people, inc:  Babies  Children & young people  Pregnant & Post natal women  Individuals with mental health problems  Individuals with cognitive impairment (such as; dementia etc..)  Individuals with physical disabilities  Individuals with learning disabilities  Older people  Individuals with chronic conditions
  • NSC-2203: Human Sciences 2: Nursing (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    Caring for individual needs across the lifespan - individual and group differences - vulnerability and abuse - models of health and disease Psychology of Health Social influences of Health Psycho-social determinants of health Anatomy & Physiology Related patho-physiology across the lifespan Sociological theories
    or
    NSC-2204: Human Sciences 2: Nurisng (B) (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    Caring for individual needs across the lifespan - individual and group differences - vulnerability and abuse - models of health and disease Psychology of Health Social influences of Health Psycho-social determinants of health Anatomy & Physiology Related patho-physiology across the lifespan Sociological theories

Year 3 Modules

Compulsory Modules

0 to 120 credits from:

  • Sept start students must take:
  • NAA-3201: Person Centred Adult N 2 (30) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Critique of healthcare policy and influences on delivery of nursing care in all settings-Context of health and social care in Wales, UK, European & globally e.g. 1000 lives plus, Transforming Care, EC directives, WHO, • The adult nurse’s role in relation to evolving perceptions of nursing (public, political, professional & media); • Sensitive communicating tailored to individuals’ needs across the lifespan ; • Communicate making best use of policy and legislation to encompass dignity, respect and diversity; • Addressing delivery of nursing care in an ageing population, safeguarding people; • Role of the adult nurse in managing nursing in all care settings; • Enabling and encouraging individuals and groups to achieve their potential; • Role of carers and partnerships in care; transitions in care e.g. moving into nursing/residential care; • Communicating with adults & carers across the lifespan, inter-professional roles, communication & relationships, working in teams; • Language and cultural awareness and sensitivity; • Appropriate communication for the delivery of nursing care across the adult lifespan using concepts of empathy, advocacy, dignity and respect; • The nurse’s role in advanced care planning and relationship building; • Communicating with distressed people and families; • Critique and adapt theories and models of nursing care delivery suitable for all care contexts; • Evaluate application of models for health and wellbeing; health protection/promotion • Evaluate the process and interventions used to meet the needs of adults in practice; • Advancing skills for adult nursing, education of others in all healthcare environments. • Pharmacological knowledge of medicine management and numeracy in preparation for registration of an adult nurse. • Care delivery; advanced skills for adult nursing e.g. principles of ILS, and consolidation of skills to solve problems e.g. CPR in various situations; nurse prescribing. • Skills to ensure matching with current BCUHB and National clinical knowledge to practice agenda. • Adult altered physiology, and the impact on health/lifestyle • Evaluating the individual and family’s needs and responses through the application of health psychology & sociology • Delivery of care in partnership through effective negotiation; • Nurse’s role in enabling people to live with and respond to chronic conditions, taking into account factors such as grieving, body image; • Critique current frameworks/guidelines – cancer, dementia, critical/high dependency/trauma care; • Governance/safety/quality of care • Resource management • Justify decision making for patient care; prioritising nursing care; documenting nursing care; multidisciplinary team working; • Management of the fundamentals of care; • Awareness of self, influencing factors, limitations, context and settings; • Critiquing and applying the evidence base for adult nursing. • Safe & effective discharge planning • Patient Management strategies, risk assessment, response to crisis
    or
    NAA-3202: Person Centred A/Nursing 2 (B) (30) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Critique of healthcare policy and influences on delivery of nursing care in all settings-Context of health and social care in Wales, UK, European & globally e.g. 1000 lives plus, Transforming Care, EC directives, WHO, • The adult nurse’s role in relation to evolving perceptions of nursing (public, political, professional & media); • Sensitive communicating tailored to individuals’ needs across the lifespan ; • Communicate making best use of policy and legislation to encompass dignity, respect and diversity; • Addressing delivery of nursing care in an ageing population, safeguarding people; • Role of the adult nurse in managing nursing in all care settings; • Enabling and encouraging individuals and groups to achieve their potential; • Role of carers and partnerships in care; transitions in care e.g. moving into nursing/residential care; • Communicating with adults & carers across the lifespan, inter-professional roles, communication & relationships, working in teams; • Language and cultural awareness and sensitivity; • Appropriate communication for the delivery of nursing care across the adult lifespan using concepts of empathy, advocacy, dignity and respect; • The nurse’s role in advanced care planning and relationship building; • Communicating with distressed people and families; • Critique and adapt theories and models of nursing care delivery suitable for all care contexts; • Evaluate application of models for health and wellbeing; health protection/promotion • Evaluate the process and interventions used to meet the needs of adults in practice; • Advancing skills for adult nursing, education of others in all healthcare environments. • Pharmacological knowledge of medicine management and numeracy in preparation for registration of an adult nurse. • Care delivery; advanced skills for adult nursing e.g. principles of ILS, and consolidation of skills to solve problems e.g. CPR in various situations; nurse prescribing. • Skills to ensure matching with current BCUHB and National clinical knowledge to practice agenda. • Adult altered physiology, and the impact on health/lifestyle • Evaluating the individual and family’s needs and responses through the application of health psychology & sociology • Delivery of care in partnership through effective negotiation; • Nurse’s role in enabling people to live with and respond to chronic conditions, taking into account factors such as grieving, body image; • Critique current frameworks/guidelines – cancer, dementia, critical/high dependency/trauma care; • Governance/safety/quality of care • Resource management • Justify decision making for patient care; prioritising nursing care; documenting nursing care; multidisciplinary team working; • Management of the fundamentals of care; • Awareness of self, influencing factors, limitations, context and settings; • Critiquing and applying the evidence base for adult nursing. • Safe & effective discharge planning • Patient Management strategies, risk assessment, response to crisis
  • NAC-3201: Preparation for Practice (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Leadership in healthcare. • Management theory • Change management theory • NICE Guidance • Risk management • Clinical governance • National Quality Improvement Standards • Delegation • Professional standards for registration • Advanced literature searching and extraction. • Critical appraisal skills • Educational/learning theories • Teaching/learning styles • PREP/CPD • Theory/process clinical supervision • Models of supervision
    or
    NAC-3202: Preparation for Practice (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Leadership in healthcare. • Management theory • Change management theory • NICE Guidance • Risk management • Clinical governance • National Quality Improvement Standards • Delegation • Professional standards for registration • Advanced literature searching and extraction. • Critical appraisal skills • Educational/learning theories • Teaching/learning styles • PREP/CPD • Theory/process clinical supervision • Models of supervision
  • NAA-3203: Developing Adult Nurse II (30) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Critique of healthcare policy and influences on delivery of nursing care in all settings-Context of health and social care in Wales, UK, European & globally e.g. 1000 lives plus, Transforming Care, EC directives, WHO, • The adult nurse’s role in relation to evolving perceptions of nursing (public, political, professional & media); • Sensitive communicating tailored to individuals’ needs across the lifespan ; • Communicate making best use of policy and legislation to encompass dignity, respect and diversity; • Addressing delivery of nursing care in an ageing population, safeguarding people; • Role of the adult nurse in managing nursing in all care settings; • Enabling and encouraging individuals and groups to achieve their potential; • Role of carers and partnerships in care; transitions in care e.g. moving into nursing/residential care; • Communicating with adults & carers across the lifespan, inter-professional roles, communication & relationships, working in teams; • Language and cultural awareness and sensitivity; • Appropriate communication for the delivery of nursing care across the adult lifespan using concepts of empathy, advocacy, dignity and respect; • The nurse’s role in advanced care planning and relationship building; • Communicating with distressed people and families; • Critique and adapt theories and models of nursing care delivery suitable for all care contexts; • Evaluate application of models for health and wellbeing; health protection/promotion • Evaluate the process and interventions used to meet the needs of adults in practice; • Advancing skills for adult nursing, education of others in all healthcare environments. • Pharmacological knowledge of medicine management and numeracy in preparation for registration of an adult nurse. • Care delivery; advanced skills for adult nursing e.g. principles of ILS, and consolidation of skills to solve problems e.g. CPR in various situations; nurse prescribing. • Skills to ensure matching with current BCUHB and National clinical knowledge to practice agenda. • Adult altered physiology, and the impact on health/lifestyle • Evaluating the individual and family’s needs and responses through the application of health psychology & sociology • Delivery of care in partnership through effective negotiation; • Nurse’s role in enabling people to live with and respond to chronic conditions, taking into account factors such as grieving, body image; • Critique current frameworks/guidelines – cancer, dementia, critical/high dependency/trauma care; • Governance/safety/quality of care • Resource management • Justify decision making for patient care; prioritising nursing care; documenting nursing care; multidisciplinary team working; • Management of the fundamentals of care; • Awareness of self, influencing factors, limitations, context and settings; • Critiquing and applying the evidence base for adult nursing. • Safe & effective discharge planning • Patient Management strategies, risk assessment, response to crisis
    or
    NAA-3204: Developing Adult Nurse 2 (B) (30) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Critique of National, European and global policy and professional guidelines, e.g. dignity & diversity, capacity, respect; • Application of NMC guidelines related to the role of the adult nurse; • National & European legislation, e.g. health and safety, capacity; • Moral and ethical basis of nursing healthcare (e.g. dilemmas – withdrawing/withholding, resource allocation); • Accountability and responsibility; preparing to be a registrant. • Allocation/delegation of care; The nurse’s contribution to healthcare evidence; professional development and practice • Communicating with adults & carers across the lifespan, inter-professional roles, communication & relationships, working in teams; • Language and cultural awareness and sensitivity; • Appropriate communication for the delivery of nursing care across the adult lifespan using concepts of empathy, advocacy, dignity and respect; • Critiquing nursing practice in all settings through concepts such as theories of reflection (reflecting on care delivered); examine evidence base for nursing care; • Applying research/evidence and principles of Transforming Care to practice. • Self-awareness; e.g. own limitations; addressing limits to one’s own knowledge (unknowns); develop CPD skills (e.g. PREP); linking theory to practice through a reflective portfolio; • Implications of PREP and registered nurse status. • Politics of nursing; management of self and others; delegation; theories of management and teamwork; discipline; positive regard; • Team roles –roles of self and others, professional accountability within the team and respect for others; • Knowledge to action frameworks; • Clinical supervision;
  • NAA-3205: Evaluating Practice (Adult) (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Critiquing and reviewing evidence relating to adult nursing in order to complete the dissertation within the guidelines given. • Developing skills in critical appraisal of the adult nursing literature. • Developing advanced skills in literature searching and the use of a wide range of resources. • Structuring and writing up a dissertation. • A comprehensive understanding of ethics, governance and good research practice in adult nursing. • Supervision, self-direction and independent enquiry
    or
    NAA-3206: Evaluating Prac(Adult) (B) (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Critiquing and reviewing evidence relating to adult nursing in order to complete the dissertation within the guidelines given. • Developing skills in critical appraisal of the adult nursing literature. • Developing advanced skills in literature searching and the use of a wide range of resources. • Structuring and writing up a dissertation. • A comprehensive understanding of ethics, governance and good research practice in adult nursing. • Supervision, self-direction and independent enquiry

0 to 120 credits from:

  • April start students must take
  • NAS-3201: Person Centred Adult N 2 (30) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Critique of healthcare policy and influences on delivery of nursing care in all settings-Context of health and social care in Wales, UK, European & globally e.g. 1000 lives plus, Transforming Care, EC directives, WHO, • The adult nurse’s role in relation to evolving perceptions of nursing (public, political, professional & media); • Sensitive communicating tailored to individuals’ needs across the lifespan ; • Communicate making best use of policy and legislation to encompass dignity, respect and diversity; • Addressing delivery of nursing care in an ageing population, safeguarding people; • Role of the adult nurse in managing nursing in all care settings; • Enabling and encouraging individuals and groups to achieve their potential; • Role of carers and partnerships in care; transitions in care e.g. moving into nursing/residential care; • Communicating with adults & carers across the lifespan, inter-professional roles, communication & relationships, working in teams; • Language and cultural awareness and sensitivity; • Appropriate communication for the delivery of nursing care across the adult lifespan using concepts of empathy, advocacy, dignity and respect; • The nurse’s role in advanced care planning and relationship building; • Communicating with distressed people and families; • Critique and adapt theories and models of nursing care delivery suitable for all care contexts; • Evaluate application of models for health and wellbeing; health protection/promotion • Evaluate the process and interventions used to meet the needs of adults in practice; • Advancing skills for adult nursing, education of others in all healthcare environments. • Pharmacological knowledge of medicine management and numeracy in preparation for registration of an adult nurse. • Care delivery; advanced skills for adult nursing e.g. principles of ILS, and consolidation of skills to solve problems e.g. CPR in various situations; nurse prescribing. • Skills to ensure matching with current BCUHB and National clinical knowledge to practice agenda. • Adult altered physiology, and the impact on health/lifestyle • Evaluating the individual and family’s needs and responses through the application of health psychology & sociology • Delivery of care in partnership through effective negotiation; • Nurse’s role in enabling people to live with and respond to chronic conditions, taking into account factors such as grieving, body image; • Critique current frameworks/guidelines – cancer, dementia, critical/high dependency/trauma care; • Governance/safety/quality of care • Resource management • Justify decision making for patient care; prioritising nursing care; documenting nursing care; multidisciplinary team working; • Management of the fundamentals of care; • Awareness of self, influencing factors, limitations, context and settings; • Critiquing and applying the evidence base for adult nursing. • Safe & effective discharge planning • Patient Management strategies, risk assessment, response to crisis
    or
    NAS-3202: Person Centred Adult 2 (B) (30) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Critique of healthcare policy and influences on delivery of nursing care in all settings-Context of health and social care in Wales, UK, European & globally e.g. 1000 lives plus, Transforming Care, EC directives, WHO, • The adult nurse’s role in relation to evolving perceptions of nursing (public, political, professional & media); • Sensitive communicating tailored to individuals’ needs across the lifespan ; • Communicate making best use of policy and legislation to encompass dignity, respect and diversity; • Addressing delivery of nursing care in an ageing population, safeguarding people; • Role of the adult nurse in managing nursing in all care settings; • Enabling and encouraging individuals and groups to achieve their potential; • Role of carers and partnerships in care; transitions in care e.g. moving into nursing/residential care; • Communicating with adults & carers across the lifespan, inter-professional roles, communication & relationships, working in teams; • Language and cultural awareness and sensitivity; • Appropriate communication for the delivery of nursing care across the adult lifespan using concepts of empathy, advocacy, dignity and respect; • The nurse’s role in advanced care planning and relationship building; • Communicating with distressed people and families; • Critique and adapt theories and models of nursing care delivery suitable for all care contexts; • Evaluate application of models for health and wellbeing; health protection/promotion • Evaluate the process and interventions used to meet the needs of adults in practice; • Advancing skills for adult nursing, education of others in all healthcare environments. • Pharmacological knowledge of medicine management and numeracy in preparation for registration of an adult nurse. • Care delivery; advanced skills for adult nursing e.g. principles of ILS, and consolidation of skills to solve problems e.g. CPR in various situations; nurse prescribing. • Skills to ensure matching with current BCUHB and National clinical knowledge to practice agenda. • Adult altered physiology, and the impact on health/lifestyle • Evaluating the individual and family’s needs and responses through the application of health psychology & sociology • Delivery of care in partnership through effective negotiation; • Nurse’s role in enabling people to live with and respond to chronic conditions, taking into account factors such as grieving, body image; • Critique current frameworks/guidelines – cancer, dementia, critical/high dependency/trauma care; • Governance/safety/quality of care • Resource management • Justify decision making for patient care; prioritising nursing care; documenting nursing care; multidisciplinary team working; • Management of the fundamentals of care; • Awareness of self, influencing factors, limitations, context and settings; • Critiquing and applying the evidence base for adult nursing. • Safe & effective discharge planning • Patient Management strategies, risk assessment, response to crisis
  • NSC-3201: Preparation for Practice (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Leadership in healthcare. • Management theory • Change management theory • NICE Guidance • Risk management • Clinical governance • National Quality Improvement Standards • Delegation • Professional standards for registration • Advanced literature searching and extraction. • Critical appraisal skills • Educational/learning theories • Teaching/learning styles • PREP/CPD • Theory/process clinical supervision • Models of supervision
    or
    NSC-3202: Preparation for Practice (B) (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Leadership in healthcare. • Management theory • Change management theory • NICE Guidance • Risk management • Clinical governance • National Quality Improvement Standards • Delegation • Professional standards for registration • Advanced literature searching and extraction. • Critical appraisal skills • Educational/learning theories • Teaching/learning styles • PREP/CPD • Theory/process clinical supervision • Models of supervision
  • NAS-3203: Developing the Adult Nurse 2 (30) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Critique of National, European and global policy and professional guidelines, e.g. dignity & diversity, capacity, respect; • Application of NMC guidelines related to the role of the adult nurse; • National & European legislation, e.g. health and safety, capacity; • Moral and ethical basis of nursing healthcare (e.g. dilemmas – withdrawing/withholding, resource allocation); • Accountability and responsibility; preparing to be a registrant. • Allocation/delegation of care; The nurse’s contribution to healthcare evidence; professional development and practice • Communicating with adults & carers across the lifespan, inter-professional roles, communication & relationships, working in teams; • Language and cultural awareness and sensitivity; • Appropriate communication for the delivery of nursing care across the adult lifespan using concepts of empathy, advocacy, dignity and respect; • Critiquing nursing practice in all settings through concepts such as theories of reflection (reflecting on care delivered); examine evidence base for nursing care; • Applying research/evidence and principles of Transforming Care to practice. • Self-awareness; e.g. own limitations; addressing limits to one’s own knowledge (unknowns); develop CPD skills (e.g. PREP); linking theory to practice through a reflective portfolio; • Implications of PREP and registered nurse status. • Politics of nursing; management of self and others; delegation; theories of management and teamwork; discipline; positive regard; • Team roles –roles of self and others, professional accountability within the team and respect for others; • Knowledge to action frameworks; • Clinical supervision;
    or
    NAS-3204: Developing Adult Nurse 2 (B) (30) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Critique of National, European and global policy and professional guidelines, e.g. dignity & diversity, capacity, respect; • Application of NMC guidelines related to the role of the adult nurse; • National & European legislation, e.g. health and safety, capacity; • Moral and ethical basis of nursing healthcare (e.g. dilemmas – withdrawing/withholding, resource allocation); • Accountability and responsibility; preparing to be a registrant. • Allocation/delegation of care; The nurse’s contribution to healthcare evidence; professional development and practice • Communicating with adults & carers across the lifespan, inter-professional roles, communication & relationships, working in teams; • Language and cultural awareness and sensitivity; • Appropriate communication for the delivery of nursing care across the adult lifespan using concepts of empathy, advocacy, dignity and respect; • Critiquing nursing practice in all settings through concepts such as theories of reflection (reflecting on care delivered); examine evidence base for nursing care; • Applying research/evidence and principles of Transforming Care to practice. • Self-awareness; e.g. own limitations; addressing limits to one’s own knowledge (unknowns); develop CPD skills (e.g. PREP); linking theory to practice through a reflective portfolio; • Implications of PREP and registered nurse status. • Politics of nursing; management of self and others; delegation; theories of management and teamwork; discipline; positive regard; • Team roles –roles of self and others, professional accountability within the team and respect for others; • Knowledge to action frameworks; • Clinical supervision;
  • NAS-3205: Evaluating Practice (Adult) (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Critiquing and reviewing evidence relating to adult nursing in order to complete the dissertation within the guidelines given. • Developing skills in critical appraisal of the adult nursing literature. • Developing advanced skills in literature searching and the use of a wide range of resources. • Structuring and writing up a dissertation. • A comprehensive understanding of ethics, governance and good research practice in adult nursing. • Supervision, self-direction and independent enquiry
    or
    NAS-3206: Evaluating Prac(Adult) (B) (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
    • Critiquing and reviewing evidence relating to adult nursing in order to complete the dissertation within the guidelines given. • Developing skills in critical appraisal of the adult nursing literature. • Developing advanced skills in literature searching and the use of a wide range of resources. • Structuring and writing up a dissertation. • A comprehensive understanding of ethics, governance and good research practice in adult nursing. • Supervision, self-direction and independent enquiry