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CNO002 Discovering a Nursing Career in General Practice

This online module is for those who are considering a future career in Primary Care/General Practice Nursing, and is aimed at supporting students  pre-employment from any field of nursing. Anyone in England can apply to Northumbria university to undertake this module.

The module is designed for trainee nurse associates, registered nurse associates, student nurses (years 2 & 3) or registered nurses. It can be studied at three levels: non-accredited, level 6 or level 7.

During this module you will have the opportunity to develop a better understanding of working in Primary Care/General Practice. As you will be able to provide evidence of understanding the role, you will have an increased ability to successfully attain a career or embed yourself in general practice. The module will provide knowledge to address the challenges in transitioning to a career in primary care and support you whilst you develop an overview of Primary Care provision.

The indicative content is set nationally by NHSe:

  • Introduction to primary care services delivery and roles within the setting
  • Communication & consultation skills in primary care
  • Equality, diversity & Inclusion for primary care service delivery
  • Running clinics as a primary care practitioner
  • Immunisations in primary care
  • Overview of long-term condition management
  • Mental health in the community setting
  • Dementia care in the community
  • Overview of sexual health and contraception provision
  • Overview of learning disability management
  • Introduction to travel health
  • Supporting the application process and securing a role in primary care


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