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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: NUR2028 Module Title: RETURN TO PRACTICE
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: RTP-2
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: MIKLAUCICH M Dr (HSC)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability
Semester 1 and 2
Assessment Pattern
The Return to Practice module is envisaged as a learning opportunity for practitioners returning to practice. It is hoped that the successful completion of the module will help students to recognise the value of continuing their studies, confident in the knowledge that they are able to produce academic work at the required standard.

The assessment of theory and practice will be through the development of a professional portfolio, which demonstrates the achievement of the outcomes identified by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Specific practice outcomes and proficiencies are identified and must all be passed.

Specific competencies will be assessed in the clinical area by the professional practice teacher. The student’s progress will be reviewed formatively after half of the required hours to discuss performance measured against the assessed competency framework.

The summative assessment comprises a completed portfolio including:
A reflective account demonstrating attainment of the specific learning outcomes for each pathway – 2,000 words (Level 1), 2,500 (Level 2). This element is graded and the pass mark is 40%.
Completion of practice proficiencies and 75-150 hours in practice demonstrated through the Practice Proficiency document. This element is awarded a Pass/Fail grade.

The portfolio should be submitted in an A4 ring bind folder; do not use individual plastic pockets for your work. The portfolio must be accompanied by the appropriate Assessment of Theory / Practice Feedback sheet for the portfolio to be marked.

NB: Failure of the module will result in the returnee’s application for re-registration being unsuccessful.
Module Overview
Module Aims
The module aims to offer a contemporary update in the professional, clinical and theoretical bases for nurses, specialist community public health nurses and midwives wishing to return to practice. This will enable practitioners to renew their registration and re-enter registered practice with the confidence that their skills are up-to-date and knowledge current. These practitioners will be able to contribute to clinical effectiveness through their capacity to deliver safe and effective standards of patient and client care.
Learning Outcomes
On completing the module the student should be able to:

Subject knowledge and understanding
• analyse the influence of health and social policy on the practice of nursing and midwifery.
• demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the current structure and organisation of care, nationally and locally.

Cognitive skills
• discuss the implications of the legislation, guidelines, codes of practice and policies relevant to the practice of nursing and midwifery.
• discuss current issues in nursing and midwifery education and practice.
• identify key elements and choose appropriate methods in the identification and assessment of need, design and implement care interventions and evaluate outcomes in all relevant areas of practice, including the effective delivery of appropriate emergency care.

Practical skills
• take responsibility for effective team working and develop effective professional working relationships in a multi-professional approach to those for whom they provide care.
• evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses, acknowledge limitations of proficiency and recognise the importance of maintaining and developing professional competence.

Key/transferable skills
• analyse and apply relevant literature and research to inform the practice of nursing and midwifery including that related to physical and social sciences
• select appropriate communication strategies and use them effectively and define the educational role in relation to the patient/client, relatives and colleagues.
• use reflective practice in the maintenance and development of professional competence.

Module Content
The needs of each student will be assessed and plans for study and clinical/practical experience structured to the individual’s requirements. This will be addressed within both the classroom and clinical environments.

The knowledge and skills required to achieve the module outcomes form the taught content, the format of which is 8 common core days and 4 specialist branch days.

In addition study skills and assertiveness skills are appropriate for inclusion in the module. A short study skills pack is offered prior to commencement of the module.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Selected Texts/Journals
Required Reading:

Aggleton P,.Chalmers H 2000 Nursing Models and Nursing Practice 2nd edn Palgrave, Hampshire.

Alexander M F, Fawcett J N, Runciman P 2002 Nursing Practice Hospital and Home. The Adult 2nd edn Churchill Livingstone, London

Alfaro-LeFevre R 2002 Applying the Nursing Process Promoting Collaborative Care.
5th edn Lippencott.

Baker M 2000 Making Sense of the NHS White Paper 2nd edn Radcliffe Medical Press.

Baillie L (ed) 2001 Developing Practical Nursing Skills Arnold, London.

Bulman C (ed) 2004 Reflective Practice in Nursing Sage Publications.

Carter B, Dearmun A K 1995 Child Health Nursing: Concepts Theory and Practice Blackwell Science, Oxford.

Coad J, Dunstall M 2001 Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives Mosby Wolfe, London

Cormack D F S 2002 The Research Process in Nursing 4th edn, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford

Cottrell S 2003 The Study Skills Handbook 2nd edn Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire.

Department of Health 1993 Changing Childbirth: Report of the Expert Maternity Group HMSO: London

Dimond B 2000 Legal Aspects of Nursing 3rd edn Prentice Hall, Europe

Enkin M, Keirse MJNC, Renfrew M, Neilson J 2000 A guide to effective care in pregnancy and childbirth 3rd edn Oxford University Press: Oxford

Ewles L, Simnett I 2003 Promoting Health: A Practical Guide 4th edn Balliere-Tindall, London

Gatford J D, Anderson R E 2002 Nursing Calculations Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.

Gates B 2004 Learning Disability Towards Inclusion 4th edn Churchill Livingstone.

Garrow J S, James W P T, Ralph A 2003 Human Nutrition and Dietetics Churchill Livingstone.

Higgs H, Jones M (eds) 1995 Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions Butterworth-Heineman, Oxford

Hogston R, 2002 Foundation of Nursing Practice. Making the Difference 2nd edn Palgrave McMillian.

British Journal of Community Health Nursing
British Journal of Learning Disabilities
British Journal of Nursing
British Journal of Medicine
British Journal of Midwifery
Community Nurse
Evidence-Based Nursing
Health Education Journal
Health Visitors Journal
Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Journal of Healthcare Management
Journal of Learning Disability
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Learning Disability Bulletin
Mental Health Nursing: incorporating Community Psychiatric Nursing Journal
Nursing Research
Nursing Times
Paediatric Nursing
Professional Nurse
The Practising Midwife

In addition, students will be directed to relevant sources of information as appropriate; for example, the National Service Frameworks.

Adult Care:

Alexander MF Fawcett JN and Runciman PJ 2000 Nursing Practice at Hospital and Home: The Adult 2nd edn. Churchill Livingstone, London

Ballie L (ed) 2001 Developing Practical Nursing Skills. Arnold, London.

Dougherty L and Lister S 2004 The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures 6th edn. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.

Ewles L and Simnett I 2003 Promoting Health: A Practical Guide 4th edn Balliere Tindall, London

Higgs H and Jones M, 1995, Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions, Eds, Butterworth-Heineman, Oxford

Useful Journals
British Journal of Nursing

Mental Health Nursing:

Barker P 2004 Assessment in psychiatric and mental health nursing: in search of the whole person 2nd edn. Nelson Thornes, Cheltenham

Department of Health 1999 Code of Practice, Mental Health act 1983. HMSO, London HSC 1999/050 : LAC (99)11

Newell R and Gourney K (eds) 2000 Mental health nursing: and evidence based approach. Churchill Livingstone, London

Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health 2001 The Capable Practitioner. Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, London.

Useful Journals
Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Mental Health Nursing: incorporating Community Psychiatric Nursing Journal

District Nursing

Blackie C (ed) 1998 Community Health Care Nursing Curchill Livingstone Edinburgh

Gastrell P and Edwards J 1996 Community Health Nursing: Frameworks for Practice. Balliere Tindall, London

Littlewood J (ed) 1995 Current Issues in Community Care : primary healthcare in practice Churchill Livingstone Edinburgh

Malin N, Robert B and Andrew S (eds) 1996 Community Health Care Nursing. Butterworth and Heinemann London

Meredith B 1993 The Community Care Handbook: The new system explained ACE books London

Sines D (ed) 1995 Community Health Care Nursing Blackwell Scientific, Oxford

Useful Journals
British Journal of Community Health Nursing
Community Nurse
Independent Nurse

Learning Disability:

Gates B (ed) 2003 Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion 4th edn. Churchill Livingstone, London

Malin N 1995 Services for People with Learning Disabilities Routledge, London

Philpot T and Ward, L 1995 Values and Visions Butterworth

Thompson T and Mathias P 1998 Standards and Learning Disabilities 2nd edition, Balliere Tindall, UK

Useful Journals
British Journal of Learning Disabilities
Journal of Learning Disability
Learning Disability Bulletin

Child Care:

Dimond B 1996 The Legal Aspects of Child Health Care Mosby London

Huband S and Trigg E (eds) 2000 Practice in Children’s Nursing: Guidelines for Hospital and Community Churchill Livingstone London

Muller D J, Harris P J and Wattley L A 1999 Nursing Children, Psychology, Research and Practice 3rd edition Stanley Thornes London

Neil S and Knowles H 2004 The Biology of Child Health Palgrave Basingstoke

Smith L, Bradshaw M and Coleman V (eds) 2002 Family Centred Care: Concept Theory and Practice Palgrave Basingstoke

Twycross A, Moriaty A and Betts (eds) 1998 Paediatric Pain Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach Radcliffe Medical Press Oxford

Useful Journals
Paediatric Nursing
Last Updated
27TH JULY 2010