This module was developed to address the continual development of the advanced nurse practitioner role within both the hospital and community settings.
The NHS Quality Strategy for Scotland emphasises the importance of safe, effective and person centred care. This articulates with the 2020 Workforce Vision which articulates a Person centred approach to care and the desire for individuals to live longer healthier lives whether within their own home environment or a homely setting (Scottish Government 2010; Scottish Government 2013).
Changes to the way staff work within healthcare continues to involve the development of more advanced roles in different practice settings to ensure a workforce fit to deliver care in both primary and secondary care settings (Scottish Government 2013).
This module will facilitate the advanced nurse practitioner to develop the clinical knowledge and expertise in autonomous clinical decision making to facilitate such developments in their role.
Scottish Government (2010) The Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHS Scotland
The module can be completed as a single credit based module. Alternatively, it may be used as credit towards the MSc Advanced Practice.
Extensive clinical experience and evidence of undertaking the following:
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency (minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL: Listening 23, Reading 23, Speaking 23, Writing 23).
Find out more about fees and funding.
A flexible payment scheme is operated by the University for students who are self-funding.
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
The assessment of the module comprises:
19th and 20th September- Forth Valley Royal Hospital
4th October- Stirling Community Hospital
25th October- Forth Valley Royal Hospital
1st November- Forth Valley Royal Hospital
21st or 22nd November (details still to be confirmed)
6th December- Forth Valley Royal Hospital
There are further 2020 dates that are still to be confirmed.
Mrs Julia Scott
All modules can be linked to specific professional capability/competency frameworks within your practice area. You are encouraged to view your participation within the Masters of Advanced Practice programme as a means of supporting your professional development plans (PDP) and career progression.
This module may be completed as a single credit-based module. Alternatively you can use it as credit towards the MSc Advanced Practice.
Modules will be offered subject to demand and need to meet a minimum class size of eight students.
Completion of the Advanced Practice course provides opportunity to develop transferable skills. This will optimise the ability of each student to impact on the experience of individuals, families and service providers within a range of clinical, social and pastoral settings within the UK and internationally.
All modules are related to NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), enabling you to clearly identify the core and specific dimensions within the KSF which can be achieved when you successfully complete your module/programme.