Foundations in Primary Nursing and Community Nursing Module
Nurses play a vital role of delivering care in Primary and Secondary care. The increasing shift of care from hospital to care closer to home creates a growing challenge for employers to recruit nurses with experience and the right skill set into these roles. The Five Year Forward view (NHS England, Care Quality Commission, Health Education England, Monitor, Public Health England, Trust Development Authority 2014) recognises the challenges and outlines potential solutions, defining the framework for further planning and development.
The module aims to assist the practitioner to:
- Promote safe, consistent and high quality patient care to assist the transition in to primary and community nursing
- Provide the student with the opportunity to evaluate their own behaviours and personal qualities in relation to effective leadership
- Enable students to develop personal effectiveness in primary and community nursing
On successful completion of the module the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the social political and economic factors that affect the way in which nursing care in primary and community is organised and delivered.
- Compare and contrast the professional, ethical and legal issues relevant to nursing practice in primary and community nursing.
- Demonstrate competence in the skills required to deliver evidence based effective primary and community nursing services, within a multidisciplinary environment of care.
- Critically analyse strategies for the development of
Self as an autonomous practitioner and team member of the primary and community care team.
Employer support to undertake the programme including requirements for supervision and assessment in practice.
Assessment: Part A – Practice portfolio
Completion of 100% of the identified skills at the level of ‘competence’
Assessment: Part B – Case study
Students are required to critically analyse a case study from practice. This should offer an in depth illustration of a patient/client you are involved with as a Community or Practice Nurse.
The themes within the course learning outcomes should be incorporated into the work to demonstrate the integration of practice and theory with the appropriate critical analysis for the level of study. (Word Limit 3000)
For more information please contact Rachel Heathershaw
Senior Lecturer Practice Learning and Development, University Campus Suffolk, R.Heathershaw2@UCS.AC.UK