SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2B723319
Module Leader Fiona MacLeod
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.


Professional Values Understand the concept of consent Application of relevant policy and procedures Communication and Interpersonal Skills Effective communication strategies Verbal and non-verbal communication Digital and health literacy Nursing Practice and Decision Making Theories and skills associated with acute assessment, and management of neonates, infants', children and young people with health and social care needs. Medicines management and related pharmacology Assessment and management of acute pain in children and young people Routine diagnostic tests Recognise the need for and demonstrate standard infection control precautions (SICP) Intravenous therapy (including IV fluids and blood transfusion) Care bundles Nutritional and fluid balance assessment Aseptic management of wounds Neurological assessment Leadership, management and team working Patient safety and risk assessment- Human factors as a source of error in acute child health care/risk assessment 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, 2.1, 3, 3.1, 4, 4.1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 D2 1, 1.1, 2, 2.1, 3, 3.1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 D3 1, 1.1, 2, 3, 3.1, 4, 5, 5.1, 6, 6.1, 7, 8, 8.1, 9.1, 10 D4 1.1, 1.2, 2, 3, 4, 6, 6.1, 7, 7.1

Learning Outcomes

On successful 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. Apply communication and interpersonal skills required to deliver compassionate, person centred care responsive to individual needs.3. Demonstrate with support more independent practice to deliver safe, person-centred care with increasing confidence4. Demonstrate skills required for safe nursing practice and decision making for service users and families in a variety of practice settings. 5. Utilise research and evidence to inform safe and evidence based nursing practice 6. Understand the importance of engaging with the Scottish 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

-108 Cottrell, S. 2013, The study skills handbook, 4 th ed. Palgrave Macmillan Coyne, I. 2010, Clinical skills in children's nursing, Oxford University Press, Oxford Glasper E.A. & Richardson J. 2010, A textbook of children's and young people's nursing , 2 nd ed. Churchill Livingstone, JISC, 2014, Developing students' digital literacy <> Macqueen, S.,Bruce, E.A., Gibson, F.2012, The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children's Nursing Practice, Wiley-Blackwell,Chichester Merriman, C., Westcottt, L. 2010 Succeed in OSCE and Practice Exams:An Essential Guide for Nurses, McGrw Hill Education, Open University Press, Maidenhead 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 Skill , 4 th ed. Mosby Elsevier Websites Nursing Midwifery Council <> Healthcare Improvement Scotland <> Knowledge Network <> Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Available at: Delivery Improvement, Available at: <> NHS Quality Improvement Scotland, Available at: <> WHO Patient Safety Curriculum, Available at: <> -108

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

Module Structure

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

Assessment Methods

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