Module details for Placement and Professional Development 3


Placement and Professional Development 3


The aim of this module is to provide the student with the relevant preparation and practice experience to enable them to develop the skills and professional behaviours required to enter the NMC register as a RMN.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Distinguish the professional, ethical and legal frameworks underpinning safe and effective practice, and understand the associated difficulties and challenges involved in applying these in clinical practice.

2.  Apply an understanding, with increasing independence, of how an evidence based approach underpins safe and person centred care in nursing practice.

3.  Participate in a collaborative and holistic nursing assessment of a person’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of clearly documenting this element of the nursing process.

4.  Reflect on a nursing care plan which has been designed and supervised by a registered practitioner, and recongise opportunities within this to promote health and manage risk, in collaboration with the service user.

5.  Demonstrate the specific skills required for safe nursing practice and decision making for service users and families with complex health needs, within a range of contexts including multi-disciplinary teams appropriate to role.

6.  With support and drawing on life-experience, critically reflect and explain own autonomy and leadership skill development in relation to nursing practice.

Indicative Content

1 Assessments and care-planning:

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of body systems and homeostasis, human anatomy and physiology, biology, genomics, pharmacology and social and behaviour sciences when undertaking full and accurate person-centred nursing assessments and developing appropriate care plans.

2 Co-morbidities and prioritisation:

Demonstrate an understanding of co-morbidities and the demands of meeting people's complex nursing and social care needs when prioritising care plans.

3 Implementation of nursing care:

Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to act as a role model for others in providing evidence-based, person-centred nursing care to meet people's needs.

4 Practice learning Experience 6 and 7:

Practice learning under supervision.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 0
Tutorial/Seminar 24
Practical Activity 36
Assessment 80
Independent 260
Total 400

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


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