NS0624 - Practice Module (3) Leadership, Quality and Team Work

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What will I learn on this module?

In this third year module which is based in practice, all of your learning will be online via BlackBoard Ultra, except for a single face to face seminar to explain expectations as we help you to facilitate greater independent learning as you transition to become a registered nurse. This module will provide you with the opportunity to advance your skills and knowledge directly relevant to your third year practice placement experiences and prepare you for working life as a registered nurse. It will specifically focus on leadership, quality and team work.

By using a concept curriculum approach, the nursing practice module will support you to become an accountable professional, working in teams to lead and manage quality nursing care. Within the context of your practice placements you will critically reflect and debate contemporary theories and explore service improvement models, which support sustainable service improvement. Applying your knowledge of team and Interprofessional working you will learn how to coordinate safe and effective high quality care. This will include a collaborative approach embedding the views of service users, lay carers and colleagues in the delivery and enhancement of care. You will be provided opportunities to critically reflect on your own personal and professional responsibility for your continued development as a manager and future leader of service improvement. You will learn how to manage uncertainty and put into practice the strategies that develop resilience in yourself and others.

Through dynamic learning opportunities in practice you will gather evidence to aid completion of your North East Electronic Practice Assessment Document (NEEPAD). Through critical reflection and self-assessment you will complete your Ongoing Record of Achievement (ORA) demonstrating your capability and readiness for independent practice. This demonstrates to a future employer that you are fit to practise as a registered nurse caring for people of all ages and across all care settings.

How will I learn on this module?

In your final practice module you will develop skills for transition from student to registered nurse as placement hour’s increase in correlation with your independent engagement with learning packages within BlackBoard Ultra. You will be focussing on leadership and management, advanced nursing skills, clinical decision making and research. There is an expectation that you will fully engage in the self-directed study to analyse and synthesise knowledge in preparation to develop as a future nurse. Practising your professional and clinical skills with increasing independence, you will be seen as a role model, sharing your knowledge and skills whilst challenging practise when necessary. You will also engage in strategies such as action learning sets and peer coaching sessions to prepare you for your future roles in practice, education, research and management/leadership. You will continuously seek and use feedback from your Practice Supervisors, other students as well as individuals and families to enable self-reflection, focussing and shaping your learning. The Online learning packages within BlackBoard Ultra will give you a framework to organise your personal and professional development plan to enable achievement of your current goals and prepare you as a lifelong learner and future nurse.

In practice placements your Practice Supervisors, Practice Assessor, Academic Assessor and Practice Module Team will support and help guide your learning opportunities, working in partnership with Practice Placement Facilitators (PPFs) enriching your overall learning experience.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

On this module close collaboration between the university and clinical placement areas will continue to provide you with a robust student support network. You will work in partnership with your Practice Supervisor, Practice Assessor, Academic Assessor and Practice Module Team to lead on your development in both practice and in university throughout year 3.

All learning materials within this module are presented as online packages. This will include a wide range of learning materials, videos and workbooks. To optimise your time in practice placement and to orientate your learning to a student led focus, we will utilise action learning sets (ALS). ALS will provide academic support in small collaborative groups to address complexity in clinical practice.

Your allocated Personal Tutor will continue to meet with you regularly and provide you with consistent pastoral support and access to academic guidance.

The student support and wellbeing service at Northumbria are excellent points of contact for assistance for queries regarding disability, faith, counselling, mental health support, finance and welfare issues. You can access these services via email on your student portal, by telephone or through the help desk staff based within university libraries. Further details of practice support can be found via the relevant link in the appropriate section of your programme handbook via BlackBoard Ultra.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

1. critically appraise the evidence base that underpins risk assessment processes and the collaborative management of patient safety.

2. critically analyse the role of the nurse as a change agent and leader, examining how quality improvement and service development can be used to enhance the wellbeing and experiences of service users and their carers.

3. evaluate how partnership working and collaboration with service users, carers and professionals contributes to the design and sustainability of a future healthcare service.

4. use relevant theory, tools and processes to critically reflect on potential areas for evidence based, service improvement in practice.

Intellectual / Professional Skills & Abilities:

5. demonstrate integrity, resilience and an ability to work within recognised ethical and legal frameworks. Acting as a professional role model and preserving patient safety.

6. demonstrate that you have the personal and professional attributes that will enable you to lead and implement service improvement and manage inter-professional teams in nursing practice

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

7. demonstrate the capability for independent practice in a range of clinical skills and competencies. This will include the ability to deliver safe and effective medicines management, meeting the expectations for registration.

8. act as a role model and develop working relationships to facilitate learning and assessment for a diverse learner population.

9. use relevant theory, tools and processes to critically reflect on potential areas for evidence based, service improvement in practice.

How will I be assessed?

You will be continuously supervised in your practice placements, this will generate feedback for your assessments.

Formative Assessment:
You will undertake a a variety of summative assessments, identified in the NEEPAD, which include episodes of care, medication assessments, written reflections and service user/patient feedback.

At the end of each placement you will reflect on your practice development and review your progress with your Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor (MLO’s 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)

Summative Assessment:

Graded – Following feedback from your Practice Supervisors, a grade will be awarded by your Practice Assessor and Academic Assessor against the proficiencies and evidence in the North East Electronic Practice Assessment Document (NEEPAD) document.
(MLO’s 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

This third year practice based module, will help you to consolidate the skills, attitudes and behaviours that you have developed over the first two years of the programme. This module will also provide you with the opportunity to advance your skills and knowledge directly relevant to your third year practice placement experiences and prepare you for working life as a registered nurse. It will specifically focus on leadership, quality and team work. You will be supported to become an accountable professional, working in teams to lead and manage quality nursing care. In line with the philosophy of a concept curriculum, we will facilitate your active learning by requiring you to apply concepts in clinical contexts and allow knowledge transfer to unfamiliar situations. All of your learning materials will be online via the eLP as we help you to facilitate, greater independent learning as you transition to be a registered nurse.

Within the context of your practice placements, you will critically reflect and debate contemporary theories and explore service improvement models, which support sustainable service improvement. Applying your knowledge of team and Interprofessional working you will learn how to coordinate safe and effective high quality care. This will include a collaborative approach embedding the views of service users, lay carers and colleagues in the delivery and enhancement of care. You will be provided opportunities to critically reflect on your own personal and professional responsibility for your continued development as a manager and future leader of service improvement. You will learn how to manage uncertainty and put into practice the strategies that develop resilience in yourself and others.

Your successful completion and grading of practice assessment against your (NEEPAD Part 3) proficiencies will contribute towards your application for registration with the NMC.

Course info

Credits 40

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 18 months full-time

Department Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start April 2021 or April 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of online and face to face teaching due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Students will be required to attend campus as far as restrictions allow. Contact time will increase as restrictions ease, or decrease, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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