SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3B723335
Module Leader Anne Weir
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Nursing
  • B (January start)
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Completion of progression point 2

Summary of Content

This module incorporates theory and practice over one trimester to facilitate students' development of professional skills for nursing practice. The module is comprised of one practice learning experience of 400 hours. The module provides students with the opportunity to consolidate 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 range of inpatient and community care settings.


Professional Values Professional Accountability and autonomy in practice Managing the transition to registered practice Role modelling best practice Communication and Interpersonal Skills Develop effective Communication Strategies Digital health and concepts of health literacy Manage and diffuse challenging situations Nursing Practice and Decision-Making Recognise, report and document changes in children and young people's condition Medicines management in relation to complex care of infants, children and young people including relevant legal issues Safeguarding of infant's, children and young people, including fabricated illness. Pain assessment and management Exploration of palliative and end of life care Evaluation of outcomes in practice Leadership, Management and Team Working Patient safety and risk assessment/management (Care bundles) Leadership and management in practice (Clinical decision making) Critical reflection Clinical supervision Theories of clinical reasoning and problem solving NMC Competencies All Domains listed in the Scottish OAR for entry to the register. 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, 1.2, 2, 2.1, 3, 3.1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 D3 1, 1.1, 1.2, 2, 3, 3.1, 4, 4.1, 5.1, 6, 6.1, 7, 8, 8.1, 9.1, 10 D4 1.1, 1.2, 2, 3, 4, 6.1, 7, 7.1

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to:1. Critically review and use appropriate interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate safe and effective person centred care.2. Critically examine the use of assessment tools and the role of technology, digital and health literacy to support decision making3. Critically examine the use of pharmacology in the treatment of patients in a variety of health and social care settings.4. Evaluate the use of an evidence based approach to demonstrate consolidation of safe and effective person centred care.5. Demonstrate the ability to apply psycho-social knowledge to underpin the delivery of safe and effective person centred care.6. Critically examine the principles of risk assessment of patients with deteriorating condition.7. Gain an understanding and development of personal and professional leadership skills within the area of safeguarding all who are vulnerable8. Demonstrate engagement with Scottish Ongoing Achievement Record (OAR) to demonstrate personal and professional development

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 one twelve week block. Formative assessment will replicate OSCE and allow students to practice Formative assessment of practice using Practice Grading Criteria Assessment of numeracy skills will be incorporated in the formative assessment.

Indicative Reading

-108 Burton, R. & Ormrod, G. 2011, Nursing Transition to Professional Practice , Oxford University Press, Oxford. Cottrell, S. 2013, The study skills handbook, 4 th ed. Palgrave Macmillan Coyne, I. 2010, Clinical skills in children's nursing, Oxford University Press. 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 Sullivan, E. & Gartland, G, 2013 Practice Leadership and Management in Healthcare: for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals 2 nd edn, Pearson, London . Websites Nursing Midwifery Council <> Healthcare Improvement Scotland <> -108 Knowledge Network <>

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
Practicals (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FT) 138.00
Lectures (FT) 18.00
Placement 400.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Placement 01 n/a 0.00 40% Scottish Ongoing Achievement Record12 weeks of Practice Learning Experience
Exam (Dept) 01 1.00 100.00 40% OSCE Pass mark is 70% prior to normalisation