SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2B724424
Module Leader David Barber
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Nursing
  • C (May start)
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Completion of Progression Point 1

Summary of Content

This practice learning module is for students undertaking the MSc Nursing Studies (Pre-registration) Adult programme. It consists of two 8 week (628 hours) practice learning experiences. Students will develop further skills for nursing care, supported with evidence based practice. Theoretical concepts will be applied to practice to develop knowledge and understanding. The type of PLE is identified within the Scottish OAR. The module provides students with the opportunity to develop further professional skills for nursing practice within the four NMC domains.


Standards for competency framework (NMC 2010) 1. Professional values 2. Communication and interpersonal skills 3. Nursing practice and decision-making 4. Leadership, management and team working Essential skills clusters for Part 2 of the standards for pre-registration nursing (NMC 2010) Alternative fields of practice and EU directive requirements 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

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Demonstrate the relevant and essential skills which strengthen the professional values of safe nursing practice2. Select and apply appropriate communication and interpersonal skills that demonstrate safe nursing practice3. With support, critically reflect and explain own leadership skill development in relation to nursing practice4. Demonstrate the skills required for safe nursing practice and decision making across the lifespan5. Demonstrate the specific skills required for safe nursing practice and decision making for service users andfamilies with complex health needs 6. Demonstrate achievement of the requirements for part 2 of the NMC (2010) Standards for Nurse Education.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Students will be supported and supervised in practice by a qualified mentor in the Practice Learning Experience (PLE). Students will work with a qualified mentor with whom they will work at least 40% of the time to develop their professional skills in practice. Assessment will take place within the PLE and undertaken by the mentor. Placement 1- Formative assessment of practice using Practice Grading Criteria Placement 2- Summative assessment of practice using Practice Grading Criteria and completion of Progression Point 2 (Scottish OAR)

Indicative Reading

Boyd C 2014 Care skills for nurses Oxford; Wiley-Blackwell Docherty, C. and McCallum, J. 2009, Foundation Clinical Nursing Skills. Oxford University Press, Oxford. Dougherty L and Lister S 2015. The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures. 9th Edn. Oxford; Wiley-Blackwell Glasper, A., McEwing, G. & Richardson, J. 2009, Foundation Studies for Caring: using student-centred learning. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. Howatson-Jones L, Standing M and Roberts S 2014 Patent assessment and care planning in nursing. Chichester; Learning matters JISC, 2014 , Developing students' digital literacy <htp://> NES 2014, The health literacy place <htp://> NHS Scotland, 2014, Making it Easy: A health literacy action plan for Scotland . Scottish Government <htp://> Nicol, M, Bavin, C. & Cronin P. 2013, Essential Nursing Skills , 4th ed. London: Mosby Elsevier. Nursing Midwifery Council <htp://> Healthcare Improvement Scotland <htp://> Knowledge Network <htp://>

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 Refection Enhance patent safety and recognise risk Digital and health literacy skills Numeracy

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Placement 628.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Placement 01 n/a 0.00 40% Placement 1: 8 weeks of Practice Learning Experience (Formative grade) Scottish Ongoing Achievement Record All Learning Outcomes
Coursework 1 n/a 100.00 40% Placement 2: 8 weeks of Practice Learning Experience (Summative grade) Scottish Ongoing Achievement Record All Learning Outcomes