Developing nursing practice
You will study this module if you are registered on the pre-registration nursing degree programme; you'll be required to be employed in a health and care setting and have the support of your employer.
This level 2 practice-based module has a balance of theory and practice, and is made up of five learning guides. You will be supported in practice by your practice supervisor, assessed by a practice assessor and a practice tutor or academic assessor tutor to develop your skills and competence in academic study to become independent learners.
What you will study
This is a 44-week practice module sits alongside Understanding nursing knowledge and theory (K210) to focus on the theoretical concepts that inform nursing practice as part of the BSc (Hons) Nursing qualification.
You will study all four fields of practice: Adult , Children and Young People, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health. This module builds from stage 1 which introduces you to the broad principles underpinning nursing practice in accordance with Future Nurse: standards of proficiency for registered nurses (NMC 2018) or the Standards of proficiency for nursing associates (NMC 2018).
This module focuses on practice-based learning. You will be supernumerary in practice and work under direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse or other health care professionals (a Practice Supervisor). Your practice learning will take place within the NHS or other health and social care settings. You will be supported by module tutors in online facilitated groups of 20 students with the aim of creating a sense of togetherness to discuss and reflect on concepts informing practice. Learning in practice will be with the support of OU practice tutors/academic assessors, practice supervisors and practice assessors.
You will learn
For the BSc (Honours) Nursing, this practice-based module is designed to increase your knowledge, understanding and skills across health and social care relating to all four fields of nursing. It provides opportunities for you to develop deeper insights to the field of practice relevant to your workplace as you progress towards preparation for registered practice.
This module is not available for standalone study. It is open only to students on the Pre-Registration Nursing Programme who are sponsored by their employer.
To study this module you should have:
- satisfied the entry requirements for the qualification
- registered on the BSc (Honours) Nursing (any field of practice)
- normally completed the two OU level 1 modules Introducing health and social care (K102/KYN(L)102) and Introduction to health care practice (K104/KYN(L)104) or demonstrate equivalent
- met the NMC entry requirements; demonstrated good character and health status through self- declaration; enhanced criminal disclosure; occupational health screening; review of previous sickness and absence; two references, one from current employer.
If you have any doubt about the suitability of the module, please speak to an adviser.
Online learning materials and resources, practice assessment document, five online learning guides and accompanying resource materials.
You will have access to a website, through which teaching and library resources are available that provide links to current information and relevant research-based materials relating to module content.