• Completion of the 3000 word reflection • A successful assessment demonstrating competence to administer prescribed medication
ON COMPLETING THIS MODULE THE STUDENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
Professional practice skills:
• use the framework of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) proficiencies for entry to the Register to identify learning needs, negotiate and implement a learning agreement • prioritise professional responsibilities and duty of care to ensure safe management of care • consolidate practice experience to develop strategies necessary for evaluating current practice • use reflective learning and clinical supervision to evaluate own practice and develop accordingly • observe and contribute to professional meetings
Values and attitudes:
• practice in an accountable manner as guided by the NMC The Code: Standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives. • be aware of own values, perception, thoughts and action and the ways in which these may influence the clinical situation
• recognise personal and professional limitations in the scope of own professional practice and address limitations and need for personal development • evaluate the effectiveness of their learning strategies • evaluate own practice in the light of ongoing feedback • discuss and reflect on professional action individually and in the team
• maintain a portfolio of learning experiences • draw up a personal development plan • demonstrate effective interpersonal skills through self awareness and assertiveness skills • use problem solving skills to find effective solutions where possible • make an appropriate and effective contribution to the work of the practice setting.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Bick C. (1999) Please help! I'm newly qualified Nursing Standard 14 (16):44 – 47
Charnley E. (1999) Occupational stress in the newly qualified staff nurse Nursing Standard 13 (29):32 – 37
Cook R (1999) A Nurse’s Survival Guide to Primary Care. Elsevier Health Sciences.
Eraut M. (2000) Developing Professional Knowledge and Competence. The Farmer Press, London
Evans K. (2001) Expectations of newly qualified nurses Nursing Standard 15(41):33 – 38
Mooney M. (2007) Facing registration: the expectations and the unexpected. Nurse Education Today 27:840-847
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2004) Standards of Proficiency for Pre-Registration Nursing Education. Nursing and Midwifery Council, London
Pratt S. (2001) Competent on qualifying? Paediatric Nursing 13 (9):32 – 33
Richards A., Edwards S. (2008) A Nurse’s Survival Guide to The Ward.Elsevier Health Sciences.
Siviter B. (2008) The Newly Qualified Nurses’ Handbook. Elsevier Health Sciences
Springhouse (ed) (2005) Drug Facts Made Incredibly Quick (Incredibly Easy!Series). Lipincott Williams & Wilkins
For the latest documentation on Fitness to Practice please go to the Nursing Midwifery Council’s website:-
27TH JULY 2010
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