Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse - Adult Nursing) PGDip - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

PGDip Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse - Adult Nursing)

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Grad Dip Health Care

Professional recognition

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PTA56004 240 credits and 60 ECTS credits

JACs code

B700

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Nursing

Other internal and / or external reference points

Nursing and Midwifery Council (2010) Standards for pre-registration nursing education. London: Nursing and Midwifery Council Local NHS Trusts Service User and Carers Group

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

DOPSON AJ Mrs (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Develop confident, competent and critically responsive practitioners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to deliver and lead high quality nursing care across a range of health and social care environments. Enable students to act with professional integrity and demonstrate achievement of the professional standards required by the NMC (2010) to register as a nurse

Prepare students to deliver and analyse the impact of safe and compassionate evidence based care, whilst demonstrating the values and attitudes in keeping with anti-discriminatory practice and an orientation towards holistic care. To foster and facilitate partnership working with health and social care professionals, service users, carers and families, acknowledging and promoting the contribution of a collaborative approach to care and the importance of education for health to practice as a registered nurse

Enable students to contribute to the planning, design and delivery of care by leading, delegating, supervising, evaluating and challenging other nurses and health care professionals' practice. To develop the capacity to adapt to change and identify, initiate and lead innovations in practice whilst working within the governance framework

Facilitate the development of higher level clinical, analytical and reflective thinking skills with the ability to distil research impacts, integrate and combine sources of knowledge and identify new directions for research. To nurture a commitment to life long and independent learning

Enable students to critically appraise, plan and lead teams in the application of research to nursing practice

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge and clinical evidence that underpins practice thus enabling an appropriate response to a wide range of health and dependency needs K
Demonstrate knowledge and skills based upon evidence in the planning, delivery and evaluation of care, accessing or referring to specialist services as required K
Demonstrate an ability to meet the care needs of people in any setting K
Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between common physical and mental health problems in acute and long terms conditions K
Applies knowledge, in order to evaluate solutions in planned and uncertain situations across a range of health care environments C
Be capable of innovative and creative thinking in relation to professional practice by using a range of methods and clinical governance processes C
Demonstrate the ability to evaluate care interventions and health care provision and ensure the use of evidence help to improve peoples' experience in order to shape future services C
Evaluate own performance and need for personal and professional development demonstrating learning from experience, feedback and reflection C
Act to care for and safeguard the public practicing in a compassionate and respectful manner whilst working within professional, ethical and legal frameworks in order to maintain high standards of care P
Communicate safely and effectively and ensure decisions about care are shared when working across health and social care environments and in partnership with other professionals and agencies, service users, carers and families P
Demonstrate an understanding of how peoples' lifestyles, cultures, environments and choices influence their health and wellbeing P
Demonstrate team working and the ability be involved in co-ordination, delegation and supervision of care P
Use leadership skills to support others and contribute to the planning, designing, delivering and improvement of future services P
Work as change agents, using skills to challenge practice in order to enhance people's wellbeing and experience of health care P
Demonstrate a range of communication and interpersonal skills, including the use of communication technologies T
Build partnerships and therapeutic relationships with service users, carers, families and other professionals in order to ensure safe, effective and non-discriminatory communication T
Accurately communicate and document using appropriate and plain language both verbally and in written and electronic formats T
Utilise health information and information systems in order to search for valid and relevant information to inform nursing practice T
Demonstrate safe and effective medicines management T
Demonstrate a comprehensive and critical understanding of the knowledge and research evidence that underpins practice thus enabling an appropriate response to a wide range of health and dependency needs K PGDip
Critically apply knowledge and skills based upon best available evidence in the planning, delivery and evaluation of safe and effective care, accessing or referring to specialist services as required K PGDip
Demonstrate an ability to meet complex and co-existing needs of people in their own field of nursing in any setting K PGDip
Demonstrate and appraise knowledge of the relationship between common physical and mental health problems in both acute and long terms conditions K PGDip
Critically appraise and apply high quality evidence to support and develop practice whilst identifying and proposing areas for further investigation K PGDip
Demonstrate an advanced level of critical thinking and decision making skills in the assessment, documentation and interpretation of a comprehensive systematic nursing assessment that takes account of relevant physical, psychological, social, cultural, spiritual, genetic and environmental factors C PGDip
Applies knowledge, synthesises ideas and information in order to generate and evaluate solutions in planned and uncertain situations across a range of health care environments C PGDip
Be capable of innovative and creative thinking and develop the ability to improve professional practice and quality outcomes by using a range of methods and clinical governance processes C PGDip
Critically apply relevant theoretical and research evidence in the evaluation of nursing interventions and health care provision and evaluate and ensure the use of findings help to improve peoples' experience in order to shape future services C PGDip
Critically appraise the evidence and research base of new and emerging health care technologies to advise about their appropriateness and use C PGDip
Evaluate own performance and need for personal and professional development demonstrating learning from experience, feedback and reflection C PGDip
Act to care for and safeguard the public practicing in a compassionate and respectful manner whilst working within professional, ethical and legal frameworks in order to maintain, improve, and lead on high standards of care P PGDip
Practice autonomously and be responsible for the delivery and leadership of high quality evidenced based care, whilst maximising peoples' ability to care for themselves P PGDip
Communicate safely and effectively and ensure decisions about care are shared when working across health and social care environments and in partnership with other professionals and agencies, service users, carers and families P PGDip
Act upon an understanding of how peoples' lifestyles, cultures, environments and choices influence their health and wellbeing and adapt practice to meet the changing needs of service users P PGDip
Demonstrate excellence in team working and the ability to lead the co-ordination, delegation and supervision of care, whilst remaining accountable for care given P PGDip
Use leadership skills to support and manage others and make significant contributions to the planning, designing, delivering and improvement of future services P PGDip
Work innovatively and act as change agents, using leadership skills to challenge practice in order to enhance people's wellbeing and experience of health care P PGDip
Demonstrate a range of highly effective communication and interpersonal skills, including the use of communication technologies T PGDip
Build high quality partnerships and therapeutic relationships with service users, carers, families and other professionals in order to ensure safe, effective and non-discriminatory communication T PGDip
Accurately communicate and document using appropriate and plain language both verbally and in written and electronic formats T PGDip
Manage health information and information systems in order to search for valid and relevant information to inform nursing practice T PGDip
Abstract, analyse and interpret data using a range of techniques including assessment monitoring, audit and the use of research data to inform and develop the delivery of high quality care T PGDip
Demonstrate safe and effective medicines management T PGDip

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This programme is studied full-time over two years, consisting of 120 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules. Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) Y Yes
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Other information

Students will import the following credits from their pre-requisite degree programme through RPC:
120 level 4 credits
120 level 5 credits
120 level 6 credits
Plus RPL/C: 575 practice hours and APL: 900 theory hours.

This programme is studied full-time over two academic years, over this period students must gain 2300 hours of theory and 2300 hours of practice for NMC registration.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.