Health Visiting in Practice Conversion

A practice based module delivered in collaboration with Health Board and Local Authority partners specifically utilising the expertise of Practice Supervisors and Practice Assessors who will assess students in practice.

Key facts

  • Module codeNURU238
  • Start date 2 May 2022
  • Application deadline20 May 2022
  • Duration15 weeks
  • Credit value SCQF 20
  • SCQF level Level 10
  • Fees Home - £630; Overseas - £1,155
  • Mode of study part time
  • Delivery hybrid

Overview

This module is a practice-based module spanning one semester of 15 weeks. The module is delivered in collaboration with Health Board and Local Authority partners specifically utilising the expertise of Practice Supervisors and Practice Assessors who will assess students in practice. The Practice Assessor in collaboration with the student’s Academic Assessor will verify a folder of evidence that demonstrates the students ‘application of theory to practice’ in the new ‘field of practice’.

Successful completion of the module will equip students who are currently registrants with the NMC on the third part of the register as Specialist Community Public Health Nurses to work within specialist community public health nursing in an additional field of practice, health visiting as per the NMC Circular 26/2006.

The course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and is also accredited as Baby Friendly by Unicef UK.

Entrance requirements

Prior to undertaking this module, the candidate must provide the following evidence:

  • Valid registration as a nurse or midwife on either parts 1 or 2 of the NMC professional register and as a SCPHN-School Nurse or Occupational Health Nurse on Part 3 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register.
  • A placement and an allocated practice supervisor and practice assessor for the duration of the practice placement (minimum of ten full time weeks).
  • Support from a senior line manager.

Objectives

On successful completion of the module, you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate autonomous professional practice in the support of, promotion and safeguarding of children’s health and wellbeing needs within a multi-disciplinary forum.
  2. Apply knowledge and skill in the professional techniques of surveillance, assessment and interpretation of children’s health and wellbeing needs.
  3. Identify and apply an analytical approach to the application of tools for assessing and interpreting children’s wellbeing needs (including the National Practice Model and National Risk framework).
  4. Apply knowledge and understanding of the influences of contemporary policy and legislation that affect health and wellbeing.
  5. Evidence the ability to plan, deliver and coordinate interventions to support, promote and safeguard children’s health and wellbeing.

Structure and content

Practice learning will have a key focus on relationship-focused therapeutic practice and leading, co-ordinating and delivering interventions for children and their families and working with others in the multi-disciplinary team. Students will consolidate their education, competence and proficiency in the practice field by managing a small caseload of children (aged 0-5 years) and their families under the supervision of their designated Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor.

Delivery and assessment

Students will complete a Practice Proficiency Framework (PPF) which is aligned to the NMC Standards of Proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (NMC 2004) and the module learning outcomes. Assessment will take place in practice by their Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor who will continually appraise the student’s practice and verify that a folder of evidence demonstrates ‘application of theory to practice’ in their new ‘field of practice’.

Module coordinator

Mrs Alison Hackett

Employability

After completing this module you'll be eligible for employment as a qualified Health Visitor.

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