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Fundamentals of General Practice Nursing BSc (Hons) Top-up degree

What makes Fundamentals of General Practice Nursing at Worcester special?

With an increased emphasis on general practice within the NHS, this course offers a great route through which nurses can enhance existing expertise and develop new skills in support of their professional development.

The programme has a strong focus on clinical governance and leadership, and offers a blend of practical work and theoretical insight

 

Key features

  • Comprehensive support package: we know what it is like to balance work, family, and your studies
  • Excellent sector partnerships, including NHS trusts, local authority social care providers, Independent hospitals/treatment centres, and voluntary organisations
  • This course addresses the core and level 1 competencies identified in the Practice Nurse Competency Framework

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

Entry requirements

120 Level 5 credits and 120 level 4 credits are necessary; APEL/APL is available upon request – we can advise you upon your application.

Plus:

  • Be registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council as Registered Nurse
  • Be employed as a General Practice Nurse that enables the achievement of module competencies.
  • Have the support of a practice nurse mentor approved by the programme leader

Other information

If your qualifications are not listed, please contact the Admissions Office for advice on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

FGPN3003 – General Practice Nursing Core Competencies - 40 level 6 credits

Using the Practice Nurse Competency Framework (PNCF©) as a resource tool this module aims to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence of general practice nurses to demonstrate the core competencies deemed to be essential for all General Practice Nurses as well as selected level 1 competencies. The emphasis will be on the provision of a holistic, multi-professional approach to meeting the needs of a diverse patient group. Students will be empowered to assess and implement high quality care for patients, referring onwards when the care required is without the limits of their competence. Competence will be demonstrated through completion of a competency document assessed by a suitable qualified mentor within the students own general practice and development of a critically reflective portfolio.

FGPN3004 – General Practice Nursing Long Term Conditions – 40 level 6 credits

Building on the core competencies achieved in FGPN 3003 and using the Practice Nurse Competency Framework (PNCF©) as a resource tool this module aims to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence of general practice nurses to provide nursing care for patients with long term conditions. The emphasis will be on the provision of a holistic, multi-professional approach to meeting the needs of a diverse patient group with long term conditions. Students will be empowered to assess and implement high quality care for patients, referring onwards when the care required is without the limits of their competence. Competence will be demonstrated through completion of a competency document assessed by a suitable qualified mentor within the students own general practice and development of a critically reflective portfolio.

FGPN3001 – Independent Study: service improvement project – 40 level 6 credits

This module aims to allow general practice nurses to undertake an independent project that drives service improvement in their area of general practice nursing. It will provide students with an opportunity to develop and apply their research skills in relation to: a literature review; an evidence based report; a work based learning project, an audit of practice or a teaching package within a specific area of interest within the healthcare organisation. The student will choose an area related to their work role and apply independent learning skills to explore in depth

FGPN 3003 & 3004 may be taken individually as short courses for the award of a University Advanced Diploma.

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

Careers

Where could it take you?

Career Opportunities

A range of resources are provided by the Programme team to help you make the right choices for future employment. These include online careers advice (available via the VLE), tips on gaining relevant work experience and regular careers sessions. In addition to this, the Institute of Health and Society has a specific role in liaising with health and social care organisations within Herefordshire and Worcestershire and beyond to ensure that our provision fits the needs of our students, employers and service users.

Staff from the University undertake Career Development Activities within local NHS Trusts in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and have collaborative links with our partners in Gloucestershire. This enables members of the Fundamentals in General Practice Nursing team to regularly meet colleagues in practice, and provides opportunities to seek career advice, discuss a possible

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in 2017 will be £9,250.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in 2017 will be £11,700 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in 2017 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.

Apply

How do you apply?

Apply for January 2017 enrolment

Apply for this course - part-time

Please make your application via our online application form. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions office on 01905 855111 or admissions@worc.ac.uk  

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk  

Programme lead

Lorna Hollowood
01905 542741
l.hollowood@worc.ac.uk

CPD Administrator

01905 855546
cpdinfo@worc.ac.uk