The Institute of Health

General Practice Nursing

University Advanced Diploma Part-time 1 year

The Fundamentals of General Practice Nursing course is designed to meet the continuous professional development (CPD) needs of Registered Nurses new to working in general practice and aims to provide a mix of theoretical and clinical skills that are relevant to current clinical practice and the changing context of primary care provision.

The Fundamentals of General Practice Nursing course is designed to meet the continuous professional development (CPD) needs of Registered Nurses new to working in general practice and aims to provide a mix of theoretical and clinical skills that are relevant to current clinical practice and the changing context of primary care provision.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 22 January 2020
  • Award University Advanced Diploma
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School The Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

The Fundamentals of General Practice Nursing course is designed to meet the continuous professional development (CPD) needs of Registered Nurses new to working in general practice and aims to provide a mix of theoretical and clinical skills that are relevant to current clinical practice and the changing context of primary care provision. The course is underpinned by the RCGP General Practice Foundation General Practice Nurse Competencies (2012) where appropriate and supports Registered Nurses in working towards and assembling evidence to demonstrate achievement of this and there is a focus is on work-based learning.

What happens on the course?

Module Overview

Module 1 (6NH038)

Introduction to the Fundamentals of General Practice Nursing

Module 2 (6NH039)

Developing Fundamental Skills in General Practice Nursing

Module 3  (6NH040)

Enhancing Fundamental Skills in General Practice Nursing

The module is designed to introduce Registered Nurses new to working in general practice to the fundamental knowledge and skills required in general practice which incorporates Immunisation and cytology theory

Assessment strategy

Students will be assessed through by:

  • Demonstrating achievement of work-based learning practice outcomes
  • Deliver a presentation of a chosen patient experience

This is an undergraduate module

Module attendance

6 days at University

The module is designed to develop Registered Nurses new to working in general practice knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their role in primary care. Incorporates care management and health promotion in the general practice setting. Care of patients with long term conditions, Ear Care, Dementia Awareness, Zoladex Administration

Assessment strategy

Students will be assessed through by:

  • Demonstrating achievement of  work-based learning practice outcomes
  • Producing a 3,000 word piece of written work

This is an undergraduate module

Module attendance

6 days at University

The module is designed to advance Registered Nurses new to general practice within a complex health care landscape and further develop their leadership and management skills to effectively contribute to the delivery and enhancement of safe, efficient and effective services.

Assessment strategy

Students will be assessed by:

  • Producing a 3,000 word piece of written work
  • Demonstrating achievement of  work-based learning practice outcomes

This is an undergraduate module

Module attendance

6  days at University

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Completion of the course will enable you to competently practice as a general practice nurse at a fundamental level of post registration practice.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This role requires consolidation of registrant standards of competence and developing confidence to work alone without direct supervision, undertaking and reporting on autonomous decisions made in practice. It is expected that all newly NMC qualified staff or those moving to a community or general practice setting will have a period of preceptorship within their new clinical setting. Depending on the organisational structures of local areas this role may work within a general practice setting.

This role requires a developing knowledge of community and practice nursing in the broadest sense, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills to support patients with a wide range of conditions to understand and, where possible, take on self-management of their condition.

The role requires resilience and the ability to be flexible and adaptable whilst working in general practice, people’s homes and other community settings. You will be working as part of a primary care nursing team and will have some responsibility for supervising less experienced or qualified staff including students in community placements. You will be expected to actively contribute to quality assurance processes and service development.

    The application link for Advanced University Diploma Fundamentals of General Practice Nursing - January 2019 - will be available from 1 October 2018.

  • Applicants should hold registrant status as an adult, child nurse / specialist community public health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • Applicants should have access to clinical opportunities to practice within general practice for a minimum of two hours supervised practice per week in each module.

Work-based Mentor

All applicants must have access to a General Practice Nurse who meets the NMC mentor outcomes  and can support and assess the applicant’s development in their nursing practice across all modules.

To meet the NMC mentor outcomes registrants must:

  • Hold a Mentor qualification
  • Have undertaken a mentor update or mentor reactivation study day within the last twelve months
  • Have had a triennial review (if appropriate)
  • Be recorded on the organisations / University ‘live’ mentor register

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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