SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M1B726082
Module Leader Deborah Rickards-Hill
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Nursing
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Summary of Content

This practice learning module for all 4 fields of practice consists of an 8-week practice learning experience including two University study days for briefing and debriefing/PAD sign off. Foundation level nursing care will be practised along with development of evidence based practice. Theoretical concepts will be applied to practice to develop knowledge and understanding. Students will be offered some flexibility in the choice of timing of the placement where possible during Trimester C. The type of PLE is identified within the Scottish PAD for each individual field. The module provides students with the opportunity to develop further professional skills for nursing practice within the NMC Platforms and Annexes. Within this module students will undertake 308 of hours of practice as part of the total 2300 hours required for the programme which is stipulated in the NMC Standards for pre-registration nursing programmes.


Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (NMC 2018) Practice Assessment Document NMC Platforms and Proficiencies NMC Annexes A & B: Skills and Procedures EU Legislation: Directive 2005/36/EC (Adult Field only)

Learning Outcomes

:On successful completion of the module the student should be able to:-1. With reference to the Participation in Care Framework, demonstrate safe, effective and person-centred practice at the DEPENDENT level of performance2. Under supervision, provide holistic care to meet the needs of people of all ages3. Demonstrate evidence of learning through the application of theory to practice4. Continue to safely demonstrate skills and procedures that have been achieved already whilst working towards safe demonstration of further skills and procedures 5. Demonstrate achievement of the requirements for part 1 of the Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (NMC 2018)6. Reflect on own practice and identify own future learning development needs through collaborative discussion with the nominated practice supervisor(s), practice assessor and academic assessor

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Students will be supported and supervised in their practice learning experience by a nominated practice supervisor who may be a registered nurse or another registered health and social care professional to develop their proficiencies, skills and procedures in practice. The level of supervision provided to the student will reflect their own individual learning needs. The 'Participation in Care' Framework contained within the PAD details the expected level of performance for each part of the programme. Your final assessment will be undertaken by a nominated practice assessor in collaboration with a nominated academic assessor to confirm achievement of the platforms and proficiencies for Part 1. The GCU (2019) Practice Grading Rubric will be used to confirm a grade for the placement and for progression to Part 2.

Indicative Reading

BOYD, C., 2014. Care skills for nurses. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. BURNS, D. 2018. Foundations of Adult Nursing . 2 nd ed. London: SAGE Publications Ltd. DOUGHERTY, L. & LISTER, S., 2015. The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures. 9th ed. Chichester, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. ESTERHUIZEN, P. & HOWATSON-JONES, L., 2019, Reflective Practice in Nursing (Transforming Nursing Practice Series) . London: SAGE Publications Ltd. HOWATSON-JONES, L., STANDING, M., ROBERTS, S., 2014. Patient assessment and care planning in nursing. Chichester: Learning matters. JISC, 2014. Developing students' digital literacy [online] JISC. [viewed 22 August 2019]. Available from: MOULSTER, G., IORIZZO, J., AMES, S., KERNOHAN, J., 2019, The Moulster and Griffiths Learning Disability Nursing Model: A framework for practice . London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. MACQUEEN, S., BRUCE, E., GIBSON, F., 2012. The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children's Nursing Practices. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. NES, 2014. The health literacy place [online]. NES. [viewed 22 August 2019] Available from: NHS Scotland, 2014. Making it Easy: A health literacy action plan for Scotland. [online] Scottish Government. [viewed 22 August 2019]. Available from: NORMAN, I.J. & RYRIE, I., 2013, The Art and Science of Mental Health: A textbook of principles and practice. Maidenhead: Open University Press: McGraw Hill. PRICE, J. & MCALINDON, O., 2018, Essentials of Nursing Children and Young People . London: SAGE Publications Ltd. RENTON, S., MCGUINNESS, C., STRACHAN, E., 2019. Clinical Nursing Practices. 6 th ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier. WRIGHT, K. & MCKEOWN, M., 2018, Essentials of Mental Health Nursing . London: SAGE Publications Ltd. Useful websites: Nursing Midwifery Council: Healthcare Improvement Scotland: Knowledge Network: <>

Transferrable Skills

Development, or enhancement, of - Independent learning skills - Critical thinking and decision making skills - Study, IT and time management skills - Professional and ethical values aligned with professional practice - Communication and team working - Theory and practice integration and problem solving - Reflection - Understanding of holistic person-centred care - Assessment and decision making skills - Problem solving skills - Enhancing patient safety and recognising risk - Digital and health literacy skills - Numeracy

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Placement 308.00
Tutorials (FT) 12.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Placement 01 n/a 100.00 40% Practice Learning Experience