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Part-time: Eight study days over a twelve week period
School of Nursing
No Partner College
Selection meeting to include an Interview, the production of a 250 word essay and the undertaking of a numeracy test (NB: The minimum pass rate for the numeracy test is 70%)
Two references (can be character references).
Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the College of Health and Wellbeing offers places on their programmes to the most suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). The College of Health and Wellbeing will be able to guide you through this process once you have been successfully offered a conditional place at the University. It is important to note that any unsatisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance may result in the offer of your place being withdrawn even if you have already started your course.
To read about the course in more depth, please download the course handbook: 2015/16
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Education and training to support competent practice in relation to:
Moving and handling
Key content themes are:
Health and social policy
Ethical, legal and professional contexts of practice
Patient led services and patient centred care
Life long learning and professional development
Promotion of health
Clinical skills and practice competencies.
You will be expected to undertake:
Clinical shifts can be from five hours long if required - start and finish times can be negotiated.
Each study day offers six hours of teaching and learning support, and you may also wish to spend some additional time with your personal tutor.
Students will be allocated a Sign-off Mentor in the clinical area who will:
Orientate the student to the clinical area and introduce them to care management
Work with the student to enable them to refresh their skills and knowledge
Sign-off your work to enable you to register with the NMC.
100 per cent attendance is necessary.
Students are encouraged to engage in self-directed study and to utilise their existing skills and experience through directed study activity on line and in practice.
Opportunities for practice learning will be available in clinical skills labs prior to clinical placements.
Each student will be allocated a personal tutor to support personal learning, personal development and reflection on practice.
Additional learning opportunities will be provided via 'eLearn'. In addition to face-to-face contact between student and tutorial staff, support will be available via email.
Students are required to undertake a minimum of 100 hours of supervised clinical practice. This practice must be supervised by a named mentor who will ultimately 'sign-off' successful completion of the required competencies. The work based mentor will have undergone appropriate mentor preparation with the University. Clinical assessment documents will be provided to help students to achieve competencies.
Portfolio (100 per cent) 3000 words
Written assignment (2500 words)
Personal development plan (500 words).
Practice (Pass / Refer)
Competence assessment in core skills
Self and peer assessment using essential skills clusters.
We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.
UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.
If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.If you are already employed by any of the NHS Trusts linked to the University of Central Lancashire for Pre-registration Nursing (in a non-registered nurse role) contact your local manager or education lead for support to undertake the course and to access placements with your employer.
To make a general enquiry or request an application form, please telephone, email or write to:
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839