FdSc Nursing Associate

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Nursing

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Fees and Funding

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Overview

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Professional Values (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 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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    Nursing practice in the workplace

    This module is designed to run across the academic year alongside NS 4205 ‘Developing as a Nursing Associate.’ Your learning within this module centres on the placement requirement for the Nursing Associate curriculum covering the NMC’s 6 platforms across all fields of nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities). The module also supports the 10 occupational duties and KSB’s apprenticeship standards

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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 aims to support you, the Nursing Associate 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 appropriate and acceptable communication to enhance health and social care delivery and develop interpersonal skills that promote clarity, compassion, empathy, trust and respect.

    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).

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    Developing as a Nurse Associate

    This module spans the academic year and supports the module ‘Nursing practice in the workplace’ (NS 4291) The module aims to enable you to gain confidence and be proficient with a range of clinical skills and scenarios supported by simulated learning. This safe learning environment will allow you to practice your clinical skills to meet the NMC’s 6 platforms of the nursing associate standards across all fields of nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities). Additionally, the 10 occupational duties of the apprenticeship standards will be covered.

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    Pharmacology for Nursing Associates

    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 associate 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. Mental Wealth

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    Professional competence in clinical practice

    This module spans the academic year and supports the module ‘Nursing Associate Practice 2’ (NS5291) The module builds on your clinical skill competency by actively engaging you in a range of clinical skills and scenarios within the simulated learning environment. This safe and supported learning ensures that you will have the opportunity to practice your clinical skills and gain proficiency to meet the NMC’s 6 platforms of the nursing associate standards across the 4 fields of nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities). In addition, the 10 occupational duties of the Nursing Associate (NMC) apprenticeship standards and KSB’’s will also be covered.

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    Nursing Associate Practice 2

    This module is designed to run across the academic year alongside NS 5202 ‘Professional competence in clinical practice.’ This module covers the placement requirement for the Level 5 Nursing Associate curriculum which allows you gain proficiency with the NMC’s six platforms across all fields of nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities). This also supports the 10 occupational standards in the Nursing Associate (NMC) apprenticeship standard (2018).

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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.

    Platforms 4,5& 6

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    Patient Safety and Quality improvement

    In this module you will focus on person safety and quality improvement in care provision within the healthcare settings. This module will also enable you to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours that support the planning, delivery and evaluation of person safety and improvement. It is designed to enable you to explore person safety, health care quality and improvements.

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    Teamwork for inter-professional practice

    This module equips you to build on the skills and knowledge gained in Year 1 that allows for the smooth transition into your new role and contributes to you working effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team. You will be able to illustrate your assessment and decision-making by responding appropriately and ensure appropriate prioritising and delegation has been achieved. This module will enhance your ability to role model appropriate behaviours in supporting, supervising and advising junior nursing associate students, health care support workers and those new to care roles. You will have the opportunity to appraise your learning with reviewing of the quality of care provided, constructive feedback, reflection, additionally raise your awareness of political and policy drivers that impact on healthcare provision.

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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.

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