SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3B726113
Module Leader Barbara Wilson
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Nursing
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Summary of Content

The module focus is on the acquisition of the knowledge and skills required by the future registered nurse (RN Child) working in a contemporary multi-cultural society from two main perspectives. The first is by exposing the learner to how the newly qualified registered nurse has to manage oneself and others, whilst developing key graduate leadership skills and attributes including confidence, integrity, responsibility and creativity; thus encouraging an inquisitive and entrepreneurial mind set. The second is to contextualize the role and responsibilities of the newly qualified registered nurse (RN Child) within the organizational management structure and as a member of the inter-professional team within multi-agency working.


-360b7 Leadership: styles, attributes, self-awareness, emotional intelligence and resilience b7 Management principles applied to practice e.g. decision making, delegation, prioritising, policy development, safety, skill mix, teaching and learning b7 Contemporary issues in children's nursing practice: e.g. major incident b7 Advanced communication strategies and interpersonal skills e.g. negotiation, record keeping, digital health and literacy b7 Challenging situations e.g. conflict, escalating concerns b7 Reflection b7 Professional, political, legal and ethical issues b7 Child Development: application in management of care delivery NMC Proficiencies: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.16, 1.17, 1.18, 1.19 3.7, 3.15, 3.16. 4.2, 4.3, 4.11, 4.16 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, 5.11, 5.12 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 6.11, 6.12 7.3, 7.4, 7.11, 7.12, 7.13

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module the student should be able to: -1. Critically explore the roles and responsibilities of the graduate nurse (RN Child).2. Examine the principles of nursing management and the role of effective leadership in the planning and delivery of high quality, evidenced based, developmentally appropriate children's nursing care.3. Explore the importance of managing oneself, one's practice and that of others to ensure professional development and safe practice.4. Discuss the rationale and mechanisms of developing, monitoring and evaluating the quality of care provision within children's' nursing. 5. Critically explore contemporary, professional, political, ethical and legal issues associated with managing care provision in children's nursing practice

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Lecturers, service partners, users, carers and students will contribute to the authenticity of the teaching and learning experience using case-based scenarios. Learning and teaching strategies will enhance student engagement, accessibility, flexibility and personalisation of the curriculum through the use of technology/digital learning where appropriate. Teaching approaches will include a variety of methods which may include seminars, tutorials, group work, workshops, role play, reflective exercises, guided reading and online learning. Students will also be encouraged to adopt a strengths based approach, supporting the development of the graduate attributes.

Indicative Reading

BRATHWAITE, B., 2019. Diversity & Cultural Awareness in Nursing Practice. 2 nd ed. London: Sage. BURTON, M., PAVORD. E. & WILLAIMS, B., 2014. An Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health . London: Sage. CARTER, B., BRAY, L., DICKINSON, A., EDWARDSS, M., FORD, K., 2014. Child- Centred Nursing- Promoting Critical Thinking . London: Sage. CORKIN, D., CLARKE, S. & LIGGETT., 2012. Care Planning in Children and Young People's Nursing . Oxford: Wiley - Blackwell. ELLIS, P., 2018. Leadership and Management & Team Working in Nursing. 3 rd ed. London: Sage. ESTERHUIZEN, P. & HOWATSON-JONES, L., 2019. Reflective Practice in Nursing . 4 th ed. London: Sage. FEENEY, A. & EVERETT, S., 2019. Understanding Supervision and Assessment in Nursing . London: Sage (In Press). GAULT, I; SHAPCOTT, J., LUTHI, A., REID, G., 2017. Communication in Nursing and Healthcare . London: Sage. GOOPEE, N. & GALLOWAY, J., 2017. Leadership and Management in Healthcare 3 rd ed. London Sage. GRIFFITHS, R. & TENGNAH, C., 2017. Law and Professional Issues in Nursing . 4 th ed. London: Sage. HENDRICK, J., 2010. Law and Ethics in Children's Nursing. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. MEGGITT, C., 2012. Child Development, An Illustrated Guide . Essex: Pearson. MEGGITT, C., 2012. Understanding Child Development . Essex: Pearson. PEATE, I. & GORMLEY-FLEMING, E., 2014. Fundamentals of Children`s Anatomy and Physiology . West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. PRICE, J. & Mc ALINDEN O., 2018. Essentials of Nursing Children and Young People . London: Sage. STANDING, M., 2017. Clinical Judgment and Decision Making in Nursing . London: Sage. THURSTON, C. & WRYCRAFT, N., 2019. Transition to Registered Practice. London: Sage (In Press). Websites Healthcare Improvement Scotland available from: Knowledge Network available from: <> NHS Education Scotland available from: <> NHS Health Scotland available from: http:// <> NHS Quality Improvement Scotland available from: <> Nursing and Midwifery Council available from: <> Royal College of Nursing available from: <> Scottish Government available from: <> WHO Patient Safety Curriculum available from:

Transferrable Skills

Development, or enhancement, of -360 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

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Tutorials (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FT) 132.00
Lectures (FT) 12.00
Seminars (FT) 12.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 100.00 40% Poster presentation