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

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing)

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing) (with NMC Registration)
DipHE Health Care
CertHE Health Care

Professional recognition

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UTA10003 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits

JACs code

B740

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

22/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Develop confident, competent and 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)

Prepare students to deliver 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 facilitate partnership working with health and social care professionals, service users, carers and families, acknowledging the contribution of a collaborative approach to care and the importance of education for health

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

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

Enable students to critically appraise, plan and apply research in practice

Programme learning outcomes

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

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)
Parts of this programme may be studied outside of the standard University structure and may be subject to professional body requirements.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

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.