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Contextualised Nursing Practice

Professional values; Communication and Interpersonal Skills; Nursing Practice and Decision Making; Leadership, Management and Team Working; Nursing Careers and Employability.

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedMay 2015
ApprovedJune 2015
Version No.1

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Prerequisites for Module

In addition to the successful completion of Stage 1, the student must achieve a provisional pass for module NU2562.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To enable the student to develop their professional nursing practice in an elective placement setting aligned to their preferred placement environment.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Demonstrate the application of professional values to the care of service users.
2. Apply appropriate communication and interpersonal skills to the care of service users and within interprofessional teamworking.
3. Apply knowledge to provide safe, effective, person-centred approaches to the care of service users.
4. Produce a personal development plan in collaboration with the personal tutor to enhance personal and professional development in the elective placement.

Indicative Module Content

Organisational aspects of care; Infection preventional and control; nutrition and fluid management; Medicines management; Care, compassion and communication. Professional nursing careers; Reflection; Employability. Personal development planning. Personal and Professional Development.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full Time
Practice learning

Mode of Delivery

This module is delivered in practice.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3,4

Ongoing Achievement Record.

Indicative Bibliography

1.CHILDS, L.L., COLES, L.. and MARJORAM, B., 2009. Essential skills clusters for nurses. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
2.CLARKE, V. and WALSH, A., 2009. Fundamentals of mental health nursing. Oxford: University Press.
3.DOUGHERTY, L. and LISTER, S., eds., 2010. The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures. 8th ed. London: Blackwell Science.
4.GLASPER, A., AYLOTT, M. and BATTRICK, C., 2010. Developing practical skills for nursing children and young people. London: Hodder Arnold.

Additional Notes

This practice module enables the student to select a preferred placement environment. The aim of this module is to enable the student to select this placement in line with what may be their potential preferred area of practice when applying for posts as a registrant on completion of their programme. It is designed to enhance graduate employability. In both BN and BN HONS pathways, the student undertakes the four week placement on the basis of a 37.5 hour week and must achieve a minumum of 100 hours attendance in order to be assessed - the assessment is based on a pass/fail, measured against criteria reflective of the four NMC domains.

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781