Developing the Adult Nurse 2
Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
30.000 Credits or 15.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Overall aims and purpose
In this module you will use your knowledge and understanding along with the professional, leadership and care management skills you have developed to recognise and make decisions to meet the complex nursing care needs of adults which include discharge planning and medicines management. You will continue to promote dignity and diversity when interacting with adults and demonstrate your ability to promote the legal, moral and ethical issues related to safeguarding adults. These skills will promote your preparation to become a qualified practitioner.
• 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;
Understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of D- grade in the assignment to in order to pass the theory component of the module.
Good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade C- in the Grading Criteria.
Excellent understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade A- in the Grading Criteria
- Critically analyse professional, legal & ethical requirement for nursing practice
- Apply and evaluate appropriate theories of communication within the practice setting to build therapeutic relationships
- Utilise reflection, clinical supervision, life-long learning, collaborative working and self management in order to critically analyse and engage in personal and professional development to meet the requirements for nursing registration with the NMC.
- Critique and develop adult nursing management knowledge and skills.
- Engage in putting knowledge into action in day to day adult nursing practices
- Demonstrate the numerical skills and ability to perform drug calculations for safe administration of medicines.
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Teaching and Learning Strategy
Reading time, preparing & taking assessments
- 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
Resource implications for students
Purchase of text books, pens and paper. Photocopying and printing Subscription to internet provider to access BU on-line catalogues and Blackboard from home residence
Barrett, D., Wilson, B., & Woodlands, A. (2012). Care planning: a guide for nurses. Harlow: Person Education.
Clarke, D., & Malecki-Ketchell, A (2016) Nursing The Acutely ILL Adult; Priorities In Assessment & Management (2nd ed) London: Palgrave Macmillan
Day, J. (2013). Interprofessional Working: An Essential Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals (Nursing and Health Care Practice). Hampshire: Cengage Learning.
Ellis, P. (2016). Evidence-based practice in nursing. (3rd ed) Exeter: Learning Matters.
Fertman, CI. (2010) Health Promotion Programs: From Theory to Practice. John Wiley & Sons. New York. [electronic resource]
Green, J., Tones, K., Cross, R., & Woodall, K. (2015) Health Promotion: Planning & Strategies. (3rd ed) London: Sage.
Holland, K., & Roberts, D. (2013). Nursing Decision-Making Skills for Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Howatson-Jones, L., Standing, M., & Roberts, S. (2015). Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing (2nd ed). Exeter: Learning Matters.
Kalfoss, M. (2016). Use of instruments to measure quality of life among healthy and ill adults in community settings. British Journal of Community Nursing, 2016, Vol.21 (5), p.232-240
McCormack, B. & McCance, T. (2017). Person-centred practice in nursing and healthcare: Theory and Practice. Wiley Blackwell: Chichester
Nicol, J. (2015). Nursing Adults with Long Term Conditions. (2nd ed) Croydon: Sage Publications Ltd.
Nicol, J. and Nyatanga, B. (2017). Palliative and End of Life Care in Nursing. (2nd ed). Exeter: Learning Matters
Peate, I. (2006) Caring for People with Learning Disabilities. John Wiley & Sons. Hoboken. [electronic resource]
Sines, D., Saunders, M., & Forbes-Burford, J. (2009) Community Health Care Nursing (4th ed) Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [electronic resource]
Smeltzer, SC., Bare, BG., Hinkle, JL. and Cheever, KH. (eds). (2008) Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing. 11th edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia.
Welsh Government. (2014). Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. Cardiff: Welsh Government.
Wrycraft, N. (2009) Introduction to Mental Health Nursing. McGraw-Hill Education. Maindenhead. [electronic resource]
Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/861/home
Chief Medical Officer www.cmo.wales.gov.uk/
Clinical Research Centre http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/home.cfm?orgid=580
e-Library for Health http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/878/home
Involving People http://www.involvingpeople.org.uk/
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence http://www.nice.org.uk/
NHS Wales http://www.wales.nhs.uk/
Nursing & Midwifery Council http://www.nmc-uk.org/
Public Health Wales http://www.publichealthwales.wales.nhs.uk/
UK National Statistics
Wellbeing Wales http://www.wellbeingwales.org/
Welsh Government http://wales.gov.uk
1000 Lives Plus http://www.1000livesplus.wales.nhs.uk/home
Bangor University Blackboard site
Safe Medicate online package.