Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 02/07/2019
College College Medicine and Den Sci
School Institute of Clinical Sciences
Department Nursing
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title M.Nurs (Adult and Mental Health Nursing) Full-time
Programme Code 703D
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme A graduate awarded the Master of Nursing programme will have developed a critical understanding of a diverse and complex body of knowledge applied to and developed through nursing practice. Much of this knowledge will be contemporary and at the current boundaries of the discipline. Engagement in clinical research, including the critical evaluation of evidence and developing leadership of evidence-based practice and practice improvement, is a theme developed through the programme. Students are encouraged to develop skills of self- assessment, critical reflection and self-regulation and the developing confidence to lead clinical enquiry and manage improvements in care teams. They will be able to critically reflect and systematically and critically evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions in order to reach sound judgements, generate new ideas and to communicate effectively to a range of audiences. Moreover, graduates should have the qualities needed for nursing employment in roles requiring the exercise of personal / professional responsibility, and decision-making in complex and unpredictable circumstances.

Graduates will be professional citizens in nursing, contributing positively to the nursing community with developed personal and professional attributes for confident leadership and delivery, confidence in leading quality improvement with the readiness to embark on a clinical research career pathway and the ability to supervise compassionate nursing practice with accurate nursing assessment, safe clinical decision making and evidence based delivery of nursing practice.

Key: NMC (2018) Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses: Seven platforms:
Platform 1: Being an accountable professional (BAP)
Platform 2: Promoting health and preventing ill health (PHPIP)
Platform 3: Assessing needs and planning care (ANPC)
Platform 4: Providing and evaluating care (PEC)
Platform 5: Leading and managing nursing care and working together in teams (LMCWIT)
Platform 6: Improving safety and quality of nursing care (ISQC)
Platform 7: Coordinating care (CC)
Annexe A: Communication and relationship management skills
Annexe B: Nursing procedures

The programme is, thus, designed to prepare proficient, caring and accountable practitioners who contribute safely and effectively to the complexities of contemporary health care and whose practice is informed by an extensive knowledge base of relevant theory and research. The programme further fosters an awareness of inter-professionalism and multi-agency working in health care delivery through a strategy of shared learning and places a strong emphasis on holism, public health and social inclusion in nursing practice.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Contemporary concepts and theories in leading to inform own leadership development and the management of care quality and teams that inform coordination of care, measurement and evaluation of patient safety, quality and performance and that initiate and drive improvement in the care team (5: LMCWIT) (6: ISQC)
Complex therapeutic management within a two fields of practice, working effectively in the multidisciplinary team to communicate, prioritise, supervise, coordinate and delegate safe compassionate and person centred nursing care (3:ANPC, 4:PEC)
Integrated , effective care planning and communication within two fields of practice that maximises health and independence and enables coordination of services around the person across organisations and contexts of care (7:CC)
Clinical governance systems and systematic appraisal of quality evaluation methodologies to provide critical analysis of current problems, and the proposal of original solutions to improve patient care in order to assure safety, organisational learning and quality of care (6:ISQC)
Application of advancing pathophysiology to clinical assessment with critical analysis of diagnostic results and systematic appraisal of altered health signs, symptoms in order to make a safe and informed clinical nursing assessment decisions applied within two fields of practice (3:ANPC)
Pharmacology and knowledge of safe prescribing processes to underpin the administration, optimisation and management of medicines within two fields of practice and to support the readiness for progression to a prescribing qualification following registration (3: ANPC, 4: PEC)
Legal, ethical and professional framework for nursing, demonstrating systematic appraisal and awareness of complexity in problem solving, enacting consistently self- regulated professional behaviour and understanding of role in supervising and developing others in the nursing and healthcare community of practice (1:BAP, 5: LMCWIT)
National and global influences for health with critical appraisal of the impact on and approaches to and communication in health promotion and public health applied to the care of people (2: PHPIP)
Systematic critique and evaluation of research practice to an area of health and care nursing and ability to communicate original findings to specialist and non- specialist audiences
1) Lectures, enquiry-based learning , digital learning, simulation, group work, clinical placements, formative feedback and tutorials, verbal presentations, student-directed study, reflective learning
2) Lectures, enquiry based learning, simulation, laboratory skills / practical sessions, group work, clinical placements, digital learning packages, verbal presentations, student-directed study, reflective learning
3) Lectures, enquiry based learning, seminars, and group work, clinical placements, digital learning , verbal presentations, student-directed study, reflective learning
4) Lectures, enquiry based learning , group work, clinical placements, blended e-learning, student-directed study, reflective learning
5) Lectures, simulation, laboratory practical sessions, group work, clinical placements, enquiry-based learning, learning packages, e-learning, verbal presentations, student-directed study, reflective learning
6) Lectures, enquiry based learning, simulation, laboratory skills / practical sessions, group work, clinical placements, SCRIPT, Safe medicate and other e-learning packages, verbal presentations, student-directed study, reflective learning
7) Lectures, workshops, simulation, laboratory practical sessions, questioning and observation, approaches, group work, clinical placements, enquiry-based learning, learning packages, e-learning, verbal presentations, student-directed study, reflective learning
8) Lectures, workshops, simulation and practical sessions, group work, clinical placements, enquiry-based learning, verbal presentations, student-directed study, reflective learning
9) Lectures, workshops, student-directed study, supervision , reflective learning
1) Essays, Group presentations, OSCE, Practice Assessment document
2) Essays, Examinations, OSCE, Presentations, Practice Assessment Document
3) Essays, OSCE, Presentations, Practice Assessment Document
4) Essays, Reports, OSCE, Presentations, Practice Assessment Document
5) Examinations, OSCEs, Practice Assessment Document
6) Examinations, OSCEs, Practice Assessment Document
7) Essays, Presentations, OSCEs, Practice Assessment Document
8) Presentations, OSCE, Practice Assessment Document
9) Written report, Group presentation

Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Use of critical self- reflection, feedback, self-awareness and independent learning that enables originality and creativity in problem solution, develops evidence based practice, professional development, resilience, accountability, for role modelling and supervision of others and for professional self-regulation and future revalidation (All)
Ongoing numeracy, literacy and digital/technological skills applied accurately for safe practice in healthcare and used to systematically appraise problems in managing health economics and resources in addition to record keeping, calculations of medicines and health numeracy (NMC 18, part 3, All)
Deployment and evaluation of strength based strategies, interventions and skills for the protection and promotion of health, health literacy and health improvement (2:PHIP)
The ability to negotiate and plan independent learning in order to advance career , develop new skills at a higher level and exercise personal responsibility for professional development and future self-regulation as a professional registered nurse (1:BAP)
1) Workshops, simulation, tutorials laboratory group work, elective and clinical placements, enquiry-based learning, student-directed study, reflective learning 2) Lectures, workshops, simulation, group work, clinical placements, enquiry-based learning, , e-learning, verbal presentations, student-directed study, reflective learning 3) Lectures, workshops, simulation, group work, clinical placements, enquiry-based learning, , e-learning, verbal presentations, student-directed study, reflective learning 4) Workshops, simulation, tutorials laboratory group work, negotiated, elective and clinical placements, enquiry-based learning, student-directed study, reflective learning
1) Reflective writing, Viva, Practice Assessment Document 2) Group presentations, Examinations, Peer review, Practice assessment Document 3) OSCE, Essays, Peer review, Practice assessment Document 4) Reflective writing, Assignments, Viva, Practice Assessment Document