SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2B723317
Module Leader Valerie Ness
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Nursing
  • A (September start)-B (January start)
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Completion of progression point 1

Summary of Content

This module is delivered over two trimesters incorporating theory and practice to facilitate students' development of professional skills for nursing practice. The module is comprised of two practice learning experiences of 400 hours. The module provides students with the opportunity to develop further professional skills for nursing practice within the four NMC domains. Opportunity to develop these skills will be provided within the Interprofessional Simulation Centre (ISC) and involvement in the delivery of care in a variety of care settings.


Understand the concept of consent in the provision of care Routine diagnostic tests e.g. urinalysis, blood glucose monitoring, FOB, gastric pH Recognise, report and document changes in patient's condition Decision Tools/Aids e.g. NEWS, GMAW Risk assessment Continuation of Patient Safety (NES) Recognise the need for and demonstrate standard infection control precautions (SICP) MRSA; Source and Protective Isolation Wound Assessment and Management Pain assessment and Management Nutritional and fluid balance assessment Urinary catheterisation Enteral feeding Intravenous therapy Blood transfusion: Safe Blood Transfusion Practice (NES) Introduction to SPSP Care bundles Communication strategies for safe and effective practice, including SBAR Medicines Management and Numeracy Digital and health literacy Dementia Champions Programme NMC Competencies All Domains listed in the Scottish OAR for progression point 2. Essential skills clusters are mapped to the NMC Domain competencies within the OAR D1 1, 1.1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 D2 1, 2, 3, 3.1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 D3 1, 1.1, 2, 3, 3.1, 4, 4.1, 4.2, 5, 6, 7, 7.1, 7.2, 8, 8.1, 10 D4 2, 3, 6, 7

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to:1. Demonstrate the application of pathophysiology and pharmacology in safe nursing assessment and management to underpin professional skills for practice.2. Further develop communication and interpersonal skills required to deliver compassionate, person centred care 3. Begin to practice more independently to deliver safe, person-centred care with increasing confidence4. Review research and evidence to inform safe, effective and evidence based nursing practice 5. Identify diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions by means of clinical simulation, including the involvement of simulated patients 6. Understand the importance of engaging with Ongoing Achievement Record (OAR) to demonstrate personal and professional development 7. Demonstrate an awareness of the relevance of technology, digital and health literacy associated with the delivery of person centred care

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The module will be delivered using blended learning approaches, including simulation, to improve the student experience. Learning and teaching strategies will enhance student engagement, accessibility, flexibility and personalisation of the curriculum through the use of technology/digital learning where appropriate. Lecturers, service partners, users, carers and students will contribute to the authenticity of the teaching and learning experience. Students will be supported and supervised in practice by a qualified mentor in the Practice Learning Experience (PLE). Students will be allocated a PLE and a qualified mentor with whom they will work at least 40% of the time to develop professional skills in practice. The PLE will be in the form of two six week blocks. Formative assessment will replicate OSCA and allow students to practice Formative assessment of practice using Practice Grading criteria Assessment of numeracy skills will be incorporated in the summative assessment-OSCA

Indicative Reading

Brooker C. & Nicol M. (eds), 2012, Alexander's Nursing Practice 4 th ed. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh. Brooker, C. & Waugh, A. (eds), 2007, Foundations of Nursing Practice: Fundamentals of Holistic Care , Mosby Elsevier, Edinburgh. Cottrell, S. 2013, The study skills handbook, 4 th ed. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. Glasper, A., McEwing, G. & Richardson, J. (eds), 2009, Foundation Skills for Caring: using student-centred learning , Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. JISC, 2014, Developing students' digital literacy <> NES 2014 The health literacy place <> NHS Scotland, 2014, Making it Easy: A health literacy action plan for Scotland. Scottish Government <> Nicol, M, Bavin, C. & Cronin P. 2013, Essential Nursing Skills , 4 th ed. Mosby Elsevier Websites Healthcare Improvement Scotland <> Knowledge Network <> Nursing and Midwifery Council <> Scottish Patient Safety Programme <>

Transferrable Skills

Communication (verbal and non-verbal) Understanding of holistic person-centred care Assessment and decision making skills Independent and team working skills Simulated practice skills Literature searching and integration Reflection Enhance patient safety and recognise risk Digital and health literacy skills Numeracy

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Practicals (FT) 36.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Placement 400.00
Independent Learning (FT) 120.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Placement 02 n/a 0.00 40% Scottish Ongoing Achievement Record6 weeks of Practice Learning Experience
Exam (Dept) 01 1.00 100.00 40% Practical Exam OSCA
Placement 01 n/a 0.00 40% Scottish Ongoing Achievement Record6 weeks of Practice Learning Experience