University of the West of Scotland

Undergraduate Programme Specification

Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 23/08/2022 17:41:17

Named Award Title:BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Single

Award Title for Each Award: BSc (Hons)  Adult Nursing
BSc  Adult Nursing
Dip HE  Health Studies
Cert HE  Health Studies

Awarding Institution/Body: University of the West of Scotland
Language of Instruction & Examination: English
Award Accredited By:Nursing and Midwifery Council
Maximum Period of Registration:6 Years
Mode of Study:Full Time
Campus:Ayr
Dumfries
Lanarkshire
Paisley

School:School of Health and Life Sciences
Programme Leader:Tamsin MacBride

Admission Criteria

Candidates must be able to satisfy the general admission requirements of the University of the West of Scotland as specified in Chapter 2 of the University Regulatory Framework together with the following programme requirements:

SQA National Qualifications

Standard Entry Requirements: BBBC (102 UCAS Tariff points)
Minimum Entry Requirements: BBCC (96 UCAS Tariff points)
Alternative Entry Requirements: BBC (76 UCAS Tariff points) including English, plus UWS First Steps into Nursing module.
In addition, all Scottish applicants must have SQA National 5 (Grade C, or above)/Intermediate 2 (Grade C, or above)/Standard Grade (Credit) in Maths.


or GCE

GCE equivalencies at the appropriate level will be considered.


or SQA National Qualifications/Edexcel Foundation

Higher National Certificate - 'Care and Administrative Practice' preferred although any HNC will be considered plus Maths at Nat 5/Int 2/SG (2 or above) or equivalent.

Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) 'Access to Nursing': BBB (UWS in association with Partner Further Education Colleges).

Students who undertake a Higher Education Certificate (HNC) in Care & Administrative Practice (Route 1 Clinical) may have the opportunity to enter into Year 2 of the BSc (Hons) Programme. Successful students will normally have achieved at least a Grade B in their Graded Unit and will also be required to pass our group interview stage. Students nominated for Year 2 must undertake the UWS ‘Extended Practice Learning Experience’ module in Term 3 to make up any deficit in clinical hours and module content.


Other Required Qualifications/Experience

All applicants must satisfy the entry requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, including evidence of literacy and numeracy for entry to pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes (NMC Circular 03/2008, revised 2018 Standards).

Offer of a place is conditional on successful selection process and subject to health screening and criminal record checks.

A competitive entry requirement as determined by the School of Health and Life Sciences operates. Recruitment is normally undertaken by interview and in partnership with clinical colleagues or other stakeholders.

Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) applications will be individually assessed in accordance with NMC requirements and University Policy.

Where RPL is given consideration towards a programme of study, the claim will demonstrate: currency of learning, clear mapping to programme learning outcomes and proficiencies and proof of achievements as evidence. We also actively engage with relevant external examiners for approval for RPL claims and to ensure due processes have been followed as well as for quality assurance purposes.


Further desirable skills pre-application

Overseas Applicants only:
British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS: minimum overall score of 7. However, a level 6.5 in writing will be accepted alongside a level 7 in reading, listening and speaking. This is the NMC (2018) requirement.

Care experience in either an employment or voluntary capacity
Good communication skills
Basic information technology skills


General Overview

The School of Health and Life Sciences is the largest provider of pre-registration nurse education in Scotland.

The BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing programme prepares graduates to begin the study of nursing as a discipline and, following completion to the threshold standard of ordinary degree, to meet the requirements for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The programme is commensurate with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing (NMC, 2018) and although the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education statement for degree nursing (QAA, 2009) has been archived, consideration was given to its key themes.  The programme enables nurses to meet the requirements of a modern health care system, work in a multi-professional teams and demonstrate leadership and management abilities.

The completion of the three year BSc Adult Nursing programme enables students to register as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. In addition, UWS has an NMC accredited BSc (Honours) pathway that provides a competitive, optional additional year should you wish to progress your degree qualification to Honours level. This competitive, optional additional year is subject to confirmation of Government funding to the University. Students will not be eligible to apply for bursary once registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Exit awards are detailed in Section 2 above.

Student nurses will be able to work collaboratively and respectfully across the life-span to promote health and deliver recovery oriented and person-centred care. Successful students will be adaptable, proficient and safe practitioners who will have demonstrated the graduate skills required to engage in a range of therapeutic approaches together with an underpinning knowledge of the evidence base for Adult healthcare.

The Aims of the Programme:

1. Prepare students who are fit for practice, award, and employment to meet the needs of future populations.

2. Develop a reflective and resilient practitioner committed to inclusive practice, transformational leadership, continuous improvement and life- long learning.

3. Develop graduate attributes including decision making skills, criticality, and research mindedness to influence safe and compassionate adult nursing practice.

4. Profile adult nursing within a multi-professional/multi-agency framework and positively influence an inclusive and collaborative approach to working within an increasingly diverse society.

5. Equip the student with enhanced employability skills and the ability to plan a career pathway in the context of a dynamic and evolving healthcare system.

6. Develop safe proficient and adaptable nurses who can facilitate health promotion approaches including the nurturing of self-care at individual, family and community level with an appreciation of needs across the lifespan.

7. Develop specific skills, knowledge and understanding of interventions across the lifespan and in adult nursing practice including telehealth, integrated care and service user participation. 

8. Foster a commitment to contemporary practice in adult healthcare and to enable students to critically examine the underpinning models, philosophies and theoretical frameworks in adult nursing.

9. Prepare the nurse to be responsive to the social political and economic influences on population health and health care.

10. Create a culture that values diversity and individual differences.

On completion of the programme graduates will be equipped for further study in a variety of academic pathways. The University of the West of Scotland, School of Health and Life Sciences offers many academic and post-registration professional courses. The following are examples of some of the professional and academic subjects that can be studied:

Master level study- MSc Dementia Care; MSc Leading People-centred Integrated Care; MSc Nursing.

Postgraduate Diploma - Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting), Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health), Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing)

Graduate Diploma in Integrated Community Nursing.

Some opportunities may be subject to certain conditions of entry in respect of access to practice and /or years of professional experience.

The achievement of the threshold award of degree and the development of professional standards that meet the criteria for entry to the Nursing and Midwifery Council professional register are closely interlinked throughout the programme. In essence nurses are prepared with graduate attributes and as a result are insightful, articulate, committed to lifelong learning and capable of applying evidence bases to practice with a command of the utility of research. Opportunities to further develop knowledge and skills in a chosen area will be afforded to students who meet the criteria for study at honours level (SCQF level 10).

Practice learning adopts a tri-partite approach to developing competence in nursing. Assessment of student learning in practice will be carried out by appropriately prepared Practice Assessors together with Academic Assessors who are academic staff who meet the NMC Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (NMC, 2018). Practice Assessors will be supported in this endeavour by suitably prepared Practice Supervisors whose primary role will be to support and enable students' learning in the practice experience. Practice Assessors are ultimately responsible for the assessment of practice learning. Credit for modules with a practice element will be evidenced through the achievement of the modules learning outcomes, together with successful completion of practice as evidenced through the student's Scottish Practice Assessment Document (SPAD). The SPAD is a student portfolio containing accounts of the student’s ability to demonstrate successful achievement of practice learning as verified by a suitably prepared Practice Assessor.

The embedding of the practice learning experience within a module helps narrow the theory practice gap and encourages partnership working between practice and academic staff. Academic staff will ultimately manage the assessment of academic credit. This fulfils the criteria of the University Regulations regarding the assessment of practice based modules. However the construction of the module with practice and theory elements strengthens the link between theory and practice and encourages authentic assessment.


Graduate Attributes, Employability & Personal Development Planning

Graduate attributes can be defined as the skills, personal qualities and understanding to be developed through the HE experience so as to prepare graduates for life and work in the 21st century. Through studying at UWS, graduates will develop attributes across the three dimensions which encapsulate the breadth of the learning experience at University level: Academic, Personal and Professional.  UWS 'I am UWS' graduate attributes have been developed to reflect the vision that students are Universal, Work ready and Successful. This is achieved by ensuring the programme is capable of developing relevant academic, personal and professional attributes within those students undertaking the programme. The 'I am UWS' graduate attributes are incorporated within each module descriptor and associated assessments.

The Adult Nursing curriculum focuses on a learner-centred approach which supports and enables the learner to take responsibility for the planning and development of their own learning and career development. Effective engagement with PDP activities remains an essential component of lifelong learning and continuing and professional development. It facilitates the development of graduate attributes and is fundamentally about empowering, building realistic aspirations and motivating learners to enhanced achievement. The School of Health and Life Sciences has developed practice that projects a clear link between Employability and PDP as evidence suggests that the concept of career planning is of critical importance to PDP and ultimately all students.

PDP is considered an essential component of lifelong learning and continuing professional development, and is seen as particularly relevant to the students undertaking this programme as they consider their transition and progression within the profession of nursing, aligned to professional registration with the NMC. Students on all Pre-registration nursing programmes have access to the NES ePortfolio to create a personal and professional development plan which they can continue to use throughout their professional career.

Work Based Learning/Placement Details

Practice learning experience is organised marginally in excess of 2,300 hours, and students attend practice learning environments full time and experience the 24 hour/7 day continuum of care. Practice learning experiences represent contemporary health and social care delivery and include the voluntary sector and social care provision. 

Practice learning will take place within specified integrated modules throughout the programme. Students learning is designed to capture the 'patient journey' within health and social care settings. Practice Learning Experiences are designed to expose students to care taking place within a range of placement learning experiences to meet the needs of the service user in that locality.

Some practice learning hours may involve alternative learning opportunities that use simulation, virtual, digital learning and other contemporary approaches.

Practice Assessment is directed by the NMC Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (NMC, 2018).

Engagement

In line with the Academic Engagement Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on the relevant learning platform, and complete assessments and submit these on time.

Where a programme has Professional, Statutory or Regulatory Body requirements these will be listed here:

Although 100% attendance in Practice Placement areas is required by the end of the programme to meet NMC requirements, the student may be exceptionally assessed at the discretion of the practice assessor if 70% of any practice learning experience is met.

Equality and Diversity


The University's Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Procedure can be accessed at the following link: UWS Equality and Diversity Policy

This programme is appropriate for all students. To promote inclusive practice, procedures and processes have been subject to Equality Impact Assessment where appropriate. In line with the Equality Act 2010 and UWS Refreshed Equality Outcomes 2021 - 2025 Public Sector Equality Duty Mainstreaming and Equality Outcomes Report 2021 (uws.ac.uk) (pp. 37 - 39) the School of Health and Life Sciences encourages the disclosure of support requirements, including disability, at the recruitment stage and throughout the duration of the module. Emphasis is placed on confidentiality of information, the benefits of disclosure and that no detriment to progress will be experienced. The School will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning approaches and arrangements for assessment, and (when applicable) periods of placement, where a student has disclosed specific requirements.

This programme has a practice element and takes account of the Nursing and Midwifery Council's statement on reasonable adjustments (NMC 2019) (https://www.nmc.org.uk/globalassets/sitedocuments/eandd/reasonable-adjustments-policy.pdf). In particular section 23:
"The (Equality) Act 2010 makes it clear that it is not discriminatory to apply competence standards (which include our Code, our revalidation and our education standards) to a disabled person. As a professional regulator responsible for protecting the public, it would not be right for us to adjust these standards. However, we can make reasonable adjustments to assist nurses, midwives and nursing associates in meeting our standards".


Programme structures and requirements, SCQF level, term, module name and code, credits and awards ( Chapter 1, Regulatory Framework )

A. Learning Outcomes (Maximum of 5 per heading)

Outcomes should incorporate those applicable in the relevant QAA Benchmark statements

Knowledge and Understanding

A1Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental models, concepts and principles that inform contemporary adult nursing practice.
A2Demonstrate an understanding of Biosciences in the application of nursing skills and nursing practice.
A3Demonstrate an awareness of the research process and the influence of research by examining evidence based practice approaches to patient centred care.
A4Recognise the impact of public health on individuals, families and communities health and well-being from a local, national and global perspective.
A5Identify the responsibilities of professionalism to promote patient safety and compassionate care, demonstrating an awareness of political and economic factors.

Practice - Applied Knowledge and Understanding

B1Demonstrate the fundamental skills of nursing practice through assessment skills and the design of appropriate plans of care that are safe and supported by evidence.
B2Review nursing research and evidence bases and use and adapt to a range of fundamental nursing skills.
B3Act therapeutically to work in partnership with people, respecting patient autonomy and diversity, showing compassion for patients, carers and their families.
B4Identify the contributions of the multi-professional team and the value of inter-professional education and collaboration to the nursing profession.
B5Reflect on personal lifestyle and recognise factors that contribute to vulnerability or resilience in self and others, taking action to enhance patient safety and minimise risks to health.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills

C1Show evidence of developing a range of communication and interpersonal skills which enhance interaction with patients, carers, families and other healthcare professionals.
C2Demonstrate information literacy and the ability to search, interpret, extract and present information that informs nursing practice.
C3Engage with the range of technology/eLearning that informs nursing practice and develop the ability to enhance learning independently.
C4Demonstrate numeracy skills to support administration of medicines through both eLearning and supervised practical application.
C5Interpret accurately and record numerical and graphical data to enhance safe patient care.

Generic Cognitive Skills - Problem Solving, Analysis, Evaluation

D1Undertake literature searches to source information/evidence that gives academic insight into current/new areas of study.
D2Engage in reviewing practice using a problem solving approach, and develop presentation, negotiation, and decision making skills.
D3Identify the application of theory and research to nursing practice by developing reflective practice.
D4Participate in self review/peer review of actual and simulated nursing practice to reflect on nursing practice, develop competency and identify/understand best practice.
D5Recognise and acknowledge professional, ethical and legal issues in recovery focused, patient centred care.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working With Others

E1Work independently and take responsibility for individual learning and develop the habit of lifelong learning.
E2Engage in team work that involves multi-professional, inter-agency and collaborative working.
E3Apply professional standards of nursing and accountability in a variety of healthcare environments complying with local and national frameworks, legislation and regulations.
E4Structure and communicate ideas effectively both verbally and in writing in accordance with the NMC (2019) the Code.
E5Develop a value based approach and apply principles of courage, transparency and duty of candour in all relationships.

Core Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
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7NURS07039Academic Skills Development20check markcheck mark 
7NURS07042Nursing, Health and Care20check mark  
7NURS07041Nursing in Society20check mark  
7NURS07040Health & Human Development 120 check mark 
7NURS07043Community Health & Social Care20 check mark 
7NURS07046Values in Practice20  check mark

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes

Optional Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
               

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes

Criteria for Progression and Award

In order to progress, students must evidence sufficient achievement in Part 1. Students will not be permitted to progress to Part 2 carrying a fail in a practice placement.

For all SCQF levels 7-9, a student who has not gained passes in some modules may be allowed to progress to the next level of study (“progression with deficit”) provided:
•they have gained at least 80 credits in the current level; and
•they undertake the re-assessment (or choose to retake the module while studying at the next level); and
•they meet all prerequisites for core modules in the next level of study; and
•they have undertaken the full set of modules as identified in the programme specification at their current level.
•they have successfully passed all practice placements within part 1

Any student not meeting these requirements will incur a period of academic interruption and will be supported to complete Part 1 in line with the University Assessment Regulations.

Students who have successfully achieved 120 credits at SCQF level 7 from this programme, and who wish to exit at this point, may be eligible for the award of Certificate of Higher Education in Health Studies. This award carries no professional recognition from the NMC.


B. Learning Outcomes (Maximum of 5 per heading)

Outcomes should incorporate those applicable in the relevant QAA Benchmark statements

Knowledge and Understanding

A1Critically discuss fundamental models, principles and theories of mental health nursing reflecting on co-morbidity and complex health and social care needs.
A2Demonstrate an understanding of the application of the biosciences and social sciences to mental health and therapeutic healthcare interventions.
A3Demonstrate a critical understanding of research methods and evidence based care to enhance safe and holistic care interventions.
A4Demonstrate an understanding of adult health conditions and related therapeutic interventions and the consequences for the individual, family and society.
A5Critically discuss key legal frameworks, ethical principles, political and economic factors that influence contemporary adult nursing practice.

Practice - Applied Knowledge and Understanding

B1Perform holistic assessment recognising diversity, and deliver care interventions to individuals and groups prioritising care in partnership with carers and other key people involved in their care.
B2Apply evidence base and professional guidelines to promote health and deliver safe effective care in a range of physical, mental, behavioural and cognitive health challenges across the lifespan and at the end of life.
B3Formulate care plans and health promotion strategies, working in partnership to meet the healthcare needs of people, their families, lay carers and colleagues.
B4Critically appraise the value of contemporary assessment tools and evidence based therapeutic interventions in adult nursing practice.
B5Accurately assess risk and vulnerability to manage safe evidence based care and promote self management and resilience, recognising professional responsibility to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills

C1Apply a range of strengths based approaches using communication and inter-personal skills to enhance patient autonomy, resilience and self management.
C2Show a command of digital and communication technology and clinical devices to evidence developing nursing expertise.
C3Provide information in accessible ways to help people understand and make decisions about their health, life choices, illness and care.
C4Demonstrate numeracy and literacy skills necessary to manage healthcare data and share information appropriately.
C5Demonstrate proficiency when calculating dosages and administering prescribed medicines promoting concordance and optimising therapeutic effect.

Generic Cognitive Skills - Problem Solving, Analysis, Evaluation

D1Demonstrate decision making skills through the analysis and evaluation of care delivery and personal development planning.
D2Evaluate current nursing practice and gain insight into future areas of investigation to enhance professional development
D3Engage in reflective practice that is focused on the application of values to practice, seeking and responding appropriately to constructive feedback.
D4Integrate professional standards and national/local guidelines into strategies for quality patient care.
D5Analyse common legal and ethical issues that impact on nursing practice to arrive at morally and legally sound solutions in accordance with NMC Standards (2018).

Autonomy, Accountability and Working With Others

E1Demonstrate effective management of collaborative team work to facilitate safe discharge and transition of people between caseloads, settings and services to enhance the quality of care in multi-professional and inter-agency teams.
E2Develop a commitment to anti-discriminatory practice that advocates patient's rights, welcomes diversity, and applies the principles of courage, transparency and the professional duty of candour to promote positive care.
E3Positively manage potentially challenging situations in healthcare and community environments recognising and addressing human and environmental factors.
E4Demonstrate clear and precise communication of all relevant information to appropriate colleagues, orally and in writing.
E5Apply emotional intelligence and self awareness to evaluation of performance and competency, providing rationale that influences judgements and decisions through self and peer review.

Core Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
8NURS08058Promoting Positive Outcomes30check mark  
8NURS08057Health & Human Development 230check markcheck mark 
8NURS08059Resilience in Healthcare30 check mark 
8NURS08056Building Healthy Communities30  check mark

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes

Optional Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
               

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes

Criteria for Progression and Award

In order to progress, students must evidence sufficient achievement in Part 2. Students will not be permitted to progress to Part 3 carrying a fail in a practice placement.

For all SCQF levels 7-9, a student who has not gained passes in some modules may be allowed to progress to the next level of study(“progression with deficit”) provided:
•they have gained at least 80 credits in the current level (160 overall); and
•they undertake the re-assessment (or choose to retake the module while studying at the next level); and
•they meet all prerequisites for core modules in the next level of study; and
•they have undertaken the full set of modules as identified in the programme specification at their current level.
•they have successfully passed all practice placements within part 2

Students who have successfully achieved 120 credits at SCQF Level 7 and 120 credits at SCQF Level 8 from this programme (a total of 240 credits), and who wish to exit at this point, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Higher Education in Health Studies. Students who have attained at least a minimum of at least 120 credits from the programme may be eligible for the award of Certificate of Higher Education in Health Studies. These awards carry no professional recognition from the NMC.


C. Learning Outcomes (Maximum of 5 per heading)

Outcomes should incorporate those applicable in the relevant QAA Benchmark statements

Knowledge and Understanding

A1Critically discuss the research and evidence base underpinning the core theories, values, principles and concepts of adult nursing.
A2Critically apply knowledge of relevant bioscience and social science theory to the understanding of adult health conditions, therapeutic approaches and contemporary adult nursing care.
A3Demonstrate an understanding of health economics including resource allocation and models of welfare provision that directly influence the health and well-being of both individuals and communities from a local, national and global perspective.
A4Evaluate the impact of governmental/professional policies and the research which impacts on health care and the nursing profession.
A5Demonstrate an informed appreciation of legal frameworks, ethical principles, social and political factors that shape the professional responsibilities and accountability mandatory for public protection.

Practice - Applied Knowledge and Understanding

B1Demonstrate the safe and effective use of a range of communication skills to communicate confidently, collaboratively and in partnership with patients, families and carers.
B2Work effectively within integrated teams to effectively manage and lead the care of people with complex needs, delegating and referring to other members of the multi-professional team as appropriate.
B3Support and supervise students in preparation for the role of Practice Supervisor following registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
B4Formulate plans and strategies for monitoring and enhancing the quality of care, promoting resilience, independence and recovery focused care whilst effectively managing risk in a diverse range of potentially challenging or complex situations.
B5Safely and effectively lead and manage a small care load applying a sound knowledge of leadership skills, decision making skills and current adult nursing practice, to prioritise and manage the assessment, planning and delivery of care.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills

C1Show evidence of continuing development of a wide range strengths based communication skills and therapeutic interventions to promote recovery and self management where appropriate.
C2Develop and demonstrate ICT skills and use information and healthcare technology to inform and enhance nursing practice and professional development.
C3Enhance professional development and safe practice through peer and professional review and support, clinical supervision and personal development planning.
C4Demonstrate competent management, analysis, interpretation and presentation of statistical and graphical healthcare data.
C5Apply knowledge and skills commensurate with the ability to progress to a prescribing qualification following registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

Generic Cognitive Skills - Problem Solving, Analysis, Evaluation

D1Engage in an on-going evaluation of care based on evidence, values and the principles central to quality enhancement in adult health care showing skills of enquiry, critical appraisal and evaluation.
D2Critically appraise and produce a range of complex oral and written communications appropriate to professional and scholarly development.
D3Demonstrate the expertise and insight of the reflective practitioner in self and others through personal development and education of junior nursing students and staff.
D4Demonstrate a range of enhanced communication strategies by integrating some of the principles of evidence based interventions in adult nursing into professional practice.
D5Critically evaluate current practice and develop insight into emerging areas of practice development to achieve research/benchmark standards.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working With Others

E1Engage effectively and use discretion whilst working collaboratively within teams and with other disciplines and agencies.
E2Demonstrate leadership qualities within a team and uphold the values and reputation of professional nursing.
E3Exhibit organisational skills, leadership and managerial ability when working under supervision but with increasing autonomy and initiative relating to an identified care load.
E4Consistently apply and evaluate the ethical obligations and legal requirements of professional nursing practice.
E5Demonstrate a commitment to quality improvement, reflective practice and personal development and apply this to the critical appraisal of adult nursing practice.

Core Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
9NURS09233Managing Complex Needs40check mark  
9NURS09234Evidence Led Enquiry40check markcheck mark 
9NURS09232Leadership in Healthcare40 check markcheck mark

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes

Optional Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
               

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes

Criteria for Progression and Award

Those students who successfully complete all SCQF Level 9 modules together with the requisite Level 7 and level 8 modules (equating to 120 academic credits at each level and a total of 360 credits), all Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses, required hours and achieved 100% in the Numeracy Assessment within the programme, will be eligible for the award of BSc Adult Nursing and Professional Registration [Adult Part of the NMC Professional Register].

Students may be eligible for the award of BSc Adult Nursing with distinction, if they fulfil the criteria based on academic achievement in line with the University Regulatory Framework.

Criteria for progression to level 10 is in line with the UWS regulatory framework.


D. Learning Outcomes (Maximum of 5 per heading)

Outcomes should incorporate those applicable in the relevant QAA Benchmark statements

Knowledge and Understanding

A1Demonstrate an advanced and integrated knowledge and critical understanding that encompasses the principal areas, features, boundaries, terminology and conventions of adult health and social care.
A2Display a critical understanding of the key theories, concepts and principles of teaching learning and supervision.
A3Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of quality improvement methodologies in a particular area of Adult Nursing. (QI Pathway only)
A4Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key principles of leadership in Health and Social Care.

Practice - Applied Knowledge and Understanding

B1Use a range of skills, practices and theories which are specific to the student’s chosen area of practice.
B2Exhibit competency in identifying, selecting and utilising the key skills associated with Adult Nursing and apply these to practice.
B3Execute a defined project applying the conceptual frameworks, theories and evidence from an extended literature review to a contemporary area of adult health nursing.
B4Practice in a range of professional situations that include a degree of unpredictability and/or specialism.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills

C1Present information and disseminate newly gained knowledge to a range of professionals using a variety of media.
C2Communicate with peers, senior colleagues and specialists at a professional level.
C3Make use of range of ICT applications in the pursuit of learning that can enhance the overall outcomes of care.
C4Interpret, use and evaluate a wide range of data to achieve identified goals.

Generic Cognitive Skills - Problem Solving, Analysis, Evaluation

D1Illustrate a degree of originality and creativity in appraising professional level issues in the field of adult nursing.
D2Offer professional insights, interpretations and solutions to problems and issues.
D3Critically review and consolidate knowledge, skills and practices and thinking in relation to Health and Social Care.
D4Make judgments related to practice where data/information is limited and thinking in the area comes from a range of sources.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working With Others

E1Exercise autonomy and initiative in professional activities
E2Demonstrate a critical awareness of the roles and responsibilities of professional practice including the responsibility to support and supervise the professional development of self and others.
E3Apply the theories and principles of leadership to promote quality improvement, manage change and support innovation.
E4Critically appraise complex ethical and professional issues in accordance with current professional and ethical practices.

Core Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
10NURS10010Effective Teaching in Practice20 check mark 
10NURS10014Leadership in Health and Social Care20check mark  
10NURS10024The Honours Dissertation40check markcheck mark 

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes
Students may be offered a choice of delivery modes for core modules and should discuss with their personal tutor / advisor of studies before making their choice.

Optional Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
9NURS09205An Introduction to Palliative Care20 check markcheck mark
9NURS09002Critical Research Appraisal20check markcheck markcheck mark
9NURS09213Positive Practice in Advanced Dementia Care.20check mark  
9NURS09145Quality Improvement & Safety in Care20check markcheck mark 
10NURS10019Nursing Issues and Trends20check mark  
10NURS10028Improving Population Health L1020 check mark 
10NURS10011eHealth:Assessment from a Distance20 check mark 

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes
In accordance with the Regulatory Framework modules used for the calculation of Honours must be SCQF level 9 or above, with a minimum of 90 credits at SCQF level 10.
Students will require to take at least 1 SCQF level 10 module and one other to achieve the award of BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing.
Students may also take modules from outwith the School of Health and Life Science if appropriate to their field of study. This will be subject to the agreement of the module co-ordinator and the student's advisor of studies.
Students option choices may be influenced by availability and mode of delivery. Students should consult the current prospectus and discuss with their personal tutor / advisor of studies prior to making their decision.

Criteria for Award

For successful completion of the BSc Honours Adult Nursing Award students must pass all core modules and two option modules (at least one at SCQF level 10). A minimum of 480 credits must be achieved.
Students who successfully complete the option module Quality Improvement & Safety in Care (NURS09145) together with the Honours Dissertation which focuses on Quality Improvement will exit with the award of BSc Honours Adult Nursing (Quality Improvement).


Regulations of Assessment

Candidates will be bound by the general assessment regulations of the University as specified in the University Regulatory Framework.

An overview of the assessment details is provided in the Student Handbook and the assessment criteria for each module is provided in the module descriptor which forms part of the module pack issued to students. For further details on assessment please refer to Chapter 3 of the Regulatory Framework.

To qualify for an award of the University, students must complete all the programme requirements and must meet the credit minima detailed in Chapter 1 of the Regulatory Framework.

Combined Studies

There may be instances where a student has been unsuccessful in meeting the award criteria for the named award and for other more generic named awards existing within the School. Provided that they have met the credit requirements in line with the SCQF credit minima (please see Regulation 1.21), they will be eligible for an exit award of CertHE / DipHE or BA / BSc in Combined Studies.

For students studying BA, BAcc, or BD awards the award will be BA Combined Studies.

For students studying BEng or BSc awards, the award will be BSc Combined Studies.



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