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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    De Montfort University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    40 weeks

Course summary

Developed in collaboration with Health Education East Midlands and local general practice, the Practice Nursing course aims to prepare registered nurses who have not worked in general practice to have a baseline competence in the role, through both theoretical and practice learning.

Overview

The Practice Nursing programme of 60 credits at level 7 (postgraduate) and was developed to address the issues of recruitment and competency across the East Midlands region. This programme can also be studied at undergraduate level (level 6).

It aims to prepare registered nurses who have not worked in general practice before to have a baseline competence in the General Practice Nursing (GPN) role through both theoretical and practice learning. This will allow employers in the future to expect a safe, competence practice nurse and a certain level of consistency in terms of knowledge, skills and competence.

This programme was shortlisted for a Health Services Journal Award - Workforce category in 2014.

This programme incorporates academic learning and work based learning and includes key clinical skills required for General Practice Nursing which include venepuncture, ear care, wound management and cervical cytology.

Teaching and assessment

The course adopts a range of teaching and learning strategies designed to facilitate the learning of a professional group; aiming to be efficient and motivating in the transfer of theoretical and practical knowledge, and to engage positively in actively negotiating, constructing and evaluating learning.

Strategies include:

  • Teacher-led sessions
  • Student-led seminars and presentations
  • Discussions and tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Focused reflection
  • A range of experiential teaching methods

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University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    101st

  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 77 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 59%

    48th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    97.0 97%

    38th

    24
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    60th

    37

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