The Practice Nursing programme of 60 credits at level 6 (undergraduate) was developed to address the issues of recruitment and competency across the East Midlands region.
It aims to prepare registered nurses who have not worked in general practice before to have a baseline competence in the General Practice Nursing (GPN) role through both theoretical and practice learning. This will allow employers in the future to expect a safe, competence practice nurse and a certain level of consistency in terms of knowledge, skills and competence.
This programme incorporates academic learning and work based learning and includes key clinical skills required for General Practice Nursing which include venepuncture, ear care, wound management and cervical cytology.
Programme code: B70095
Module code: PNUR 3000
Duration: 40 weeks over 2 semesters
Attendance: 17 days of theoretical content, usually on Thursdays
Start date: Two intakes per year: September 2014; Janaury 2015
Locations: This programme covers the whole of the East Midlands and varies for each intake. September 2014 will be taught at De Montfort University.
The course adopts a range of teaching and learning strategies designed to facilitate the learning of a professional group; aiming to be efficient and motivating in the transfer of theoretical and practical knowledge, and to engage positively in actively negotiating, constructing and evaluating learning. Strategies include;
BSc General Practice Nursing:
Introduction to Practice Nursing (60 credits, level 6)
The Introduction to Practice Nursing is a 60 credit module that runs over two semesters. The end of the module assesses achievement of the standards set by Working in Partnership Programme (RCN 2012) i.e. The GPN Career Framework for Level 5 Practitioners
A key strength of our team is that they are experienced and specialist Practice and Community nurses; familiar with a wide range of accompanying issues and contemporary debates.
Visiting lecturers will also contribute to the modules to broaden your perspective of practice nursing regionally and nationally.
There will be an increasing clinical service load in primary care with the trend to devolve clinical responsibility from secondary care. Practice nurses now are diverse in their management of health including Quality Outcome Framework (QOF) with many having acquired specialist skills and knowledge e.g. in long term conditions such as asthma and diabetes.
Further, Practice Nurses are often first point of contact in terms of public health promotion and intervention, signposting and identifying onset of conditions. This, in turn, with appropriate treatment, can lead to reduced admissions to specialist services. A graduate, or postgraduate, academic qualification in General Practice Nursing will enable you to fulfill your role as Practice Nurse
This programme is in the early implementation stage and fees are currently supported by the Local Education Training Board and Health Education East Midlands.
Employers are required to pay a £500 contribution towards the cost of the programme.
For students outside of the East Midlands please contact:
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De Montfort University
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Leicester, LE1 9BH
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September 2014 Cohort
This Cohort will be delivered at De Montfort University Leicester on the following dates. All sessions will commence at 0930 and finish no later than 1630.
January 2015 Cohort
All other days for the January 2015 cohort will be delivered off site at a location to be confirmed but will be within the North Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire borders.
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