About this module
This module allows the student to experience the breadth of specialist public health service nursing provision. Reflective learning on practice, throughout the duration of the programme, provides opportunities to develop a deeper understanding and knowledge base about the wider implications of specialist public health practice.
It provides an opportunity for the student to produce a portfolio of evidential learning to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards of Proficiency, while working in a differing field of practice. This comprehensive portfolio of evidence demonstrates the skills and knowledge acquired through a critical lens. Combined with an ongoing action plan this module forms a firm foundation for the practitioners to meet their CPD requirements now and in the future
Who is this course for
This programme is aimed at nursing practitioners who already hold the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visitor / School, Nurse) Award.
- Suzanne Le Blond- Senior Lecturer. I have been in and around the Health Service for over 30years as a Registered Nurse, Health Visitor and Educator which are my areas of expertise. I hold a Master Public Health, Senior fellow HEA, and am studying a Doctorate in Health & Social Care Practice. I have undertaken research on teenage parenthood and men within the profession of Nursing and am presently studying Male Health Visitors
- Trudy Gregory- Programme Leader. I have been a Registered Paediatric Nurse and School Nurse for many years and presently lead the SCPHN programme. My passions are adolescence, Learning Disabilities and safeguarding
On completion of this course you should be able to:
- To complete a personal skills analysis by week four of the consolidated practice, which will allow you to benchmark your competency and proficiency to date, in order that progress can be noted throughout the course of study.
- A portfolio containing evidence from all practice work undertaken and a report from the mentor confirming that the NMC Standards of Proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing have been met .This will show that the student has passed practice at the appropriate level and completed the specific time in consolidated practice as required by the NMC, thus enabling you to work across a wider remit of public health nursing practice.
- The student will undertake self-assessment as they develop their reflective portfolio. This will allow for open discussion with the student, Practice Teachers, mentors and academic staff, regarding an action plan to aid successful completion of the module. You will be given constructive feedback that will help to develop your own critical thinking skills for future practice.
You need to be a qualified nurse and registered with the NMC on the third part of the register as a School Nurse or Health Visitor.
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