BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)

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Fees and Funding

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Overview

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULES

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    Nursing Practice (1)

    This module is designed to run across the academic year alongside 'Communication and Professional Values and Mental wealth.' Your learning within this module centres on the placement requirements and simulation. Covering the NMC 7 platforms across all fields of nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities) and the nursing procedures in Annexe A and B.

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    Law and Ethics (Mental Wealth)

    This module introduces you to the professional values that act in the best interests of people whilst collaboratively working in health and social care delivery. This will enable you to explore person centred care over the lifespan that promotes safe and compassionate practice, develop appropriate communication, personal and partnership working skills required to meet the needs of clients/ carers/ service users. You will have the opportunity to explore their experiences and knowledge and apply this to evidence-based practice.

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    Bioscience for Nursing

    This module introduces you to the normal anatomy and physiology of the main body systems. The module will also explore common conditions that may be encountered in the practice environment. It is envisaged you will develop the ability and apply human biological concepts that underpin safe, effective, evidence-based nursing practice.

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    Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health

    The aim of this module is to introduce you to the concepts of empowerment and health promotion in nursing practice. You will explore a range of care settings that includes chronic illness and health challenges throughout the lifespan which is related to working across professional roles, agencies and organisations. You will have the opportunity to learn about factors, inequalities and behaviour that affect the individual’s health outcomes and have a good understanding of health preventative and screening measures.

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    Communication

    This module will take a lifespan approach to explore effective methods of communication. The module aims to support you to communicate effectively across a wide range of individuals, the public and health and social care professionals. Central to this module will be a focus on the importance of good communication to enhance health and social care delivery and develop interpersonal skills that promote clarity, compassion, empathy, trust and respect. Equally the module will support the use of communication skills to form meaningful relationships with patients, families and the multi-disciplinary team.

    Learning on this module will enable you to develop the appropriate communication skills necessary for working with patients including recognising the patient’s capacity to consent for treatment and/or potential risks of abuse, self-harm or suicidal ideation (platform 3).

    This module aligns with the seven platforms of the NMC proficiencies and Annexe A.

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    Pharmacology for Adult Nurses

    This module aims to enable you to be competent in providing safe and effective drug administration whilst adhering to local and national policies. You will explore and discuss the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics alongside the pharmacology of drugs commonly used in clinical practice. This module will direct your focus to the roles and responsibilities of the nurse in relation to safe administration of medication and the impact on patients with multiple health conditions.

    (Platform 3 & Annexe B)

    This module equips you with the knowledge and skills to respond and recognise potential risks, hazards or incidences that require an appropriate escalation. In identifying your limitations within your role, you will examine your resilience and seek support to ensure quality patient care is not compromised. (Platform 5)

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    Long Term Conditions

    This module spans the academic year and supports the module 'Nursing practice 2' (NS5191). This module helps you to increase and apply knowledge of all commonly encountered mental, physical, behavioural and cognitive health conditions. Included is medication usages and treatments when undertaking assessments of nursing care needs across the lifespan. This module will enable you to develop, prioritise and review person centred care plans.

    You will undertake a range of clinical skills and scenarios supported by simulated learning to provide a safe environment for you to practice. The clinical skills will meet the requirements in the 7 platforms and Annexes A and B in the NMC (2018) Standards of proficiency for registered nurses.

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    Evidence Based Research

    This module enables you to consider how research is generated from practice and the application to healthcare provision. You will explore the steps in conducting research and audits. The main research methods in health and social care will be explained and the associated ethical aspects will be examined. Methods of analysing and presenting different types of research data will be introduced and critical appraisal tools will be reviewed. This module equips you with the core skills and understanding to appraise research and its application in supporting the improvements and quality of effective patient care.

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    Clinical Decision

    This module will run concurrently with the module Managing acute and long-term conditions (NS5102). This module aims to increase your clinical decision-making when applying knowledge of commonly encountered mental, physical, behavioural and cognitive health conditions. You will use a range of assessment tools and frameworks to increase your clinical reasoning and judgment when administering care.

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    Nursing Practice (3)

    This module aims to ensure you can meet the practice requirements for completion of the programme and registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This will be achieved by experience in practice placements in acute and community.

    The module aims to provide a range of clinical skills and scenarios supported by simulated learning to provide a safe environment for you to practice your clinical skills to meet the requirements in the 7 platforms and Annexes A and B in the NMC (2018) Standards of proficiency for registered nurses.

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    Civic Engagement

    This module enables you to understand the value and importance of civic engagement, within the context of health and wellbeing in the local community. This will entail you engaging with the local community in either a health, social or not for profit organisation.

    Civic engagement enables you to engage with the local community exposing you to real-world healthcare experiences and situations not available in acute hospitals, classroom or simulation settings. Civic engagement gives you the opportunity to enhance pre-existing skills and values but also to engage in political activity, advocacy and policy making.

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    Preparing for Registration as an Adult Nurse

    This module aims to develop the key components of the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of registered nurses. This module will build upon and consolidate existing core knowledge and skills that every newly registered nurse can demonstrate. Exhibit leadership potential by demonstrating an ability to guide, support and motivate individuals and interact confidently with other members of the care team.

    The module supports the acquisition of advanced understanding, knowledge and skills in nursing in order that you may deliver, develop and lead nursing care and act as a role model to others.

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    Advancing Adult Nursing Skills

    This module acknowledges that advanced nursing skills is at the forefront of enhancing the profile and range of professional practice. As such this module will develop your ability to employ clinical reasoning to respond and manage unfamiliar and complex scenarios in adult nursing.

    You will enhance your professional practice by using clinical skills and scenarios supported by simulated learning that align to real-life scenarios. You will build on your existing knowledge that will allow you to demonstrate evidence-based practice in complex situations.

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    Quality Improvement and Evaluation

    This module will enable you to develop and enhance their ability to evaluate and advance professional nursing practice, in the field of adult nursing, in a variety of settings. You will have the opportunity to identify and formulate ideas as to how service improvements can be made, through innovative practice and how nurses can make a difference.

    This module will provide you with an understanding of improvement methodologies, so you are able to participate in an audit activity.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Stratford Campus

Stratford Campus, Water Lane, Stratford

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER