SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3B726119
Module Leader Janine Scott
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Nursing
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Summary of Content

This final practice learning module for all four fields of nursing, commences with one week of theory and focuses on preparing the student for making the transition from student to registered nurse. The module will further develop skills and consolidate learning acquired from previous modules to enable the student to be more confident in preparing for adopting the role of the registered nurse, delivering safe, effective, person-centred care. The module will encourage students to reflect and critically analyse their practice within the inter-professional team context. The module will also encourage the student to critically reflect upon professional and personal development as part of the role transition, thereby developing an awareness of the implications of their future role as a nurse. There is a final University day at the end of the module for debriefing and PAD sign-off. The type of PLE is identified within the Scottish PAD for each individual field. The module provides students with the opportunity to develop further professional skills for nursing practice within the NMC Platforms and Annexes. Within this module students will undertake 594 of hours of practice as part of the total 2300 hours required for the programme which is stipulated in the NMC Standards for pre-registration nursing programmes.


-360b7 Role modelling b7 Role transition b7 Career planning, portfolios, interviewing, CVs and job applications b7 Reflection b7 Preparation for entry to the register b7 Flying Start b7 Supervision and support of student: preparation for practice supervisor role b7 Professional values b7 Leadership, management and team working b7 Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (NMC 2018) b7 Practice Assessment Document b7 NMC Platforms and Proficiencies b7 NMC Annexes A & B: Skills and Procedures b7 EU Legislation: Directive 2005/36/EC (Adult Field only) NMC Proficiencies 1.20, 5.4, 5.6, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10 All of Annexes A and B are met for entry to the register as part of the Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (NMC 2018). All EU directive requirements are met for adult field. All Platforms listed in the Scottish PAD for entry to the register.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module the student should be able to:1. Critically reflect upon personal and professional development in the role transition process. 2. With reference to the Participation in Care Framework, demonstrate safe, effective and person-centred practice at the INDEPENDENT level of performance. 3. Demonstrate evidence of critical thinking through the application of theory to practice. 4. Safely demonstrate all skills and procedures within Annexe A and Annexe B of the Future nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (NMC 2018). 5. Critically evaluate own practice and identify own future learning development needs through collaborative discussion with the nominated practice supervisor(s) and, practice assessor and academic assessor. 6. Demonstrate achievement of the proficiencies for entry to the register of the Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (NMC 2018).

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Students will be supported and supervised in their practice learning experience by a nominated practice supervisor who may be a registered nurse or another registered health and social care professional to develop their proficiencies, skills and procedures in practice. The level of supervision provided to the student will reflect their own individual learning needs. The 'Participation in Care' Framework contained within the PAD details the expected level of performance for each part of the programme. The student's final assessment will be undertaken by a nominated practice assessor in collaboration with a nominated academic assessor to confirm achievement of the platforms and proficiencies for this PLE. The GCU (2019) Practice Grading Rubric will be used to confirm a grade for the placement and for progression to the register

Indicative Reading

ARNOLD, E. & BOGGS, K., 2015. Interpersonal Relationships: professional communication skills for nurses 7 th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. ATHERTON, H. & CRICKMORE, D., 2011. Learning Disabilities: Towards Inclusion . 6 th ed. Churchill Livingstone. BURTON, R. & ORMORD, G., 2011. Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOUGHERTY, L. & LISTER, S., 2015. The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures . 9 th ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. DUFFY, K & GILLIES, A, 2018. Supervision and assessment: the new Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards. Nursing Management, 25(3), pp. 21 EDWARDS, D., HAWKER, C., CARRIER, J., REES, C., 2015. A systematic review of the effectiveness of strategies and interventions to improve the transition from students to newly qualified nurse. International Journal of Nursing Studies . 52(7), pp1254 - 1268. ESTERHUIZEN, P. & HOWATSON-JONES, L., 2019, Reflective Practice in Nursing (Transforming Nursing Practice Series). London: SAGE Publications Ltd. FELSTEAD, I., 2013, Role modelling and students' professional development, British Journal of Nursing , 22 (4), pp. 223-227. FOWLER, J., 2010. The Staff Nurse Survival Guide . 2 nd ed. Mark Allan Group Quay Books. GORMLEY-FLEMING, E., MARTIN, D., 2018. Children and Young People's Nursing Skills at a Glance. Chichester: Wiley. HEATH, S, 2019. Next steps for student supervision and assessment. Practice Nursing, 30(10), pp. 496-500. HIGGINS G., SPENCER, R.L., KANE, R., 2010. A systematic review of the experiences and perceptions of the newly qualified nurse in the United Kingdom. Nurse Education Today. 30, pp. 499-508. JUKES, M., 2009. Learning Disability Nursing Practice . London: Quay Books. MACQUEEN, S., BRUCE, E. & GIBSON, F., 2012. The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children's Nursing Practices. Chichester: Whiley-Blackwell. MWEBE, H., 2017. Psychopharmacology: A mental health professional's guide to commonly used medications . St Albans: Critical Publishing. RENTON, S., MCGUINNESS, C., STRACHAN, E., 2019. Clinical Nursing Practices . 6 th ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier. SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT, 2014. Making it Easy: A health literacy action plan for Scotland . [online] Scottish Government. [viewed 23 August 2019] Available from:> NORMAN, I.J. & RYRIE, I., 2018. The Art and Science of Mental Health: A textbook of principles and practice. 4th ed. Maidenhead: Open University Press: McGraw Hill. TEMPLE, J., 2012. Becoming a Registered Nurse: making the transition to practice. Learning matters. NHS EDUCATION FOR SCOTLAND (NES), 2019. A National Framework for Practice Supervisors, Practice Assessors and Academic Assessors in Scotland [online]. Available at: < for_practice_supervisors_practice_assessors_and_academic_assessors in_scotland_09_08_2019.pdf> [Accessed 28th November 2019] NHS EDUCATION FOR SCOTLAND (NES), 2019. Practice Learning Handbook for Practice Supervisors and Practice Assessors [online]. Available at: <> [Accessed 28th November 2019] NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL (NMC), 2018. Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses [online]. Available at: <> [Accessed 28th November 2019] NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL (NMC), 2018. Part 2: Standards for student supervision and assessment [online]. Available at: <> [Accessed 28th November 2019] PEATE, I. & GORMLEY-FLEMING, E., 2019. Fundamentals of Children's Applied Pathophysiology: An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students. Chichester: Wiley. PRICE, J. & MCALINDEN, O., 2018. Essentials of nursing and young people . London: Sage Publications Ltd. SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT, 2017. Making it Easier: A health literacy action plan for Scotland 2017 - 2025 . [online] Scottish Government. [viewed 28 Nov 2019] Available from: < Websites: Better Together: Scotland's patient experience programme <> Flying Start NHS Scotland <> Inpatient Experience Survey <> JISC, Developing students' digital literacy <> RCN Digital Literacy <> NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde National Institute of Clinical Excellence <> Nursing and Midwifery Council <> NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Effective practitioner <> NES The health literacy place <> Scottish clinical skills network <> Scottish Government- Health and Community Care <> <> Scottish Government - Nursing and Midwifery Workforce <> The Royal Marsden Manual Online <>

Transferrable Skills

Development, or enhancement, of -360b7 Communication (verbal and non-verbal) and team working b7 Assessment, planning, analysis, evaluation and clinical judgement b7 Independent learning skills b7 Reflection b7 Theory and practice integrations and problem solving b7 Critical thinking and decision making skills b7 Digital and health literacy skills b7 Numeracy b7 Confidence

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Tutorials (FT) 36.00
Placement 594.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Placement 01 n/a 100.00 40% Practice Learning Experience