The new Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) role is deemed essential to the post Covid-19 pandemic restorative period. The leadership elements of the role are seen as being important for the support of staff health and well being and for the promotion of resilience within individuals and clinical teams.
Inextricably linked to the leadership and supervisory work of the PNA is staff personal development, which in turn has a subsequent impact for quality improvement and enhancement initiatives.
Please note: In your programme you may sometimes be expected to role play and engage in simulated clinical scenarios with other students, such as the practice and observation of practical skills in physical contact with other students. For some specific practices, this may necessitate modification of dress - e.g., to shorts and t-shirt. These activities will be conducted in a professional, safe, respectful and culturally sensitive way, under the supervision of academic staff, according to a defined protocol. This does not apply to Clinical Pharmacy practice modules as all of these modules are distance learning.