Key Facts

Module Title: Fundamentals in General Practice Nursing (Graduate Certificate)
Mode of Study:Trimester 1 / September
Contact Details:Contact School of Nursing and Midwifery - 01782 679611
Contact email:nursing.cpd@keele.ac.uk
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Fees: Click for details

In order to meet the current challenges faced in General Practice, the capacity and capability of the primary care workforce must be developed and in particular those of the General Practice Nurse (GPN). However, most of these skills are not part of pre-registration nurse training, nor are they found in nurses working in other settings and yet there is no mandatory education for GPNs.This programme is of 9 months' duration, for nurses working within General Practice Nursing settings. The knowledge and skills acquired during the module are in line with and are underpinned by the RCGP framework, RCGP (2012) General Practice Nursing Competencies.

This programme is of 9 months' duration, for nurses working within General Practice Nursing settings. The knowledge and skills acquired during the module are in line with and are underpinned by the RCGP framework, RCGP (2012) General Practice Nursing Competencies.

Fundamentals in General Practice Nursing will enable students to gain a 60-credit graduate certificate, on completion of the remaining two compulsory modules, Clinical Practice, which will assess the knowledge and skills acquired in this module within a general practice nurse setting, and Evidence-based Practice, which will underpin best practice supported by research.

Demonstrate knowledge and skills which underpin the role of the General Practice Nurse, in relation to a a nationally recognised framework;

Critically evaluate health needs of individuals and communities in a primary care setting, to improve health and well-being;

Examine principles of working in partnership with a range of professionals, organisations and agencies to optimise health care delivery;

Analyse professional values and organisational structures in relation to clinical-decision making, clinical effectiveness, and safe and innovative care delivery within a general practice nursing.

This is a compulsory core module for students taking BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice (Fundamentals in Practice Nursing pathway).

Students should hold a professional registration with an appropriate body and be working within a general practice nursing setting. In addition, to course entry criteria, students must be registered on the BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice to access linked modules.

Applicants must be new to practice nursing (within the first 12 months' of becoming a practice nurse).

The role of the Practice Nurse

Strategic overview of primary care within health and social care

Communication

Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults

Clinical Practice

Evidence Based Practice

Health & Well-Being

Management of Emergency Situations

Wound Management

Health Promotion and lifestyle change

Mental Health

Sexual Health

Dementia Friends

Anxiety and Depression

Drugs and Alcohol

Law and Ethics in Healthcare

Stroke

Diabetes

Learning Disabilities

Multi-Morbidity

Anatomy Suite Visit

 

Management of Long-term conditions including:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma

Hypertension

Cardiovascular Disease


OPTIONAL SKILLS COURSES

Cervical Sampling

Ear Care

Spirometry

Travel Health

Immunisation of children and adults

3 x 3,000-word assignments

Oral Exam

Practice Assessment Document

Seminar presentation