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Work-Based Learning: General Practice Nursing

Developments in Negotiated Work-Based Learning: Fundamentals of General Practice Nursing

Level 6, 20 Credits

Course aim

To enable general practice nurses (GPNs) to maximise learning opportunities and experiences relevant to their own area of work, in order to facilitate career and professional development. 

The programme is intended for practitioners who are new to, or within a year of starting, the role of practice nurse.

Course length

The programme runs over one semester and consists of timetabled face-to-face sessions, self-directed and work-based learning. Support is provided via either tutorials, email or the virtual learning environment.

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £40.00 per credit for both CPD apply and self-funded routes.

Attendance

You will be required to attend taught sessions at Liverpool John Moores University, Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm in the first week only. After that you do not have to attend as the majority of this course will be distance learning.

Course content

This is a student-negotiated programme which combines taught sessions and student-led learning (which may include work-based and distance learning). 

You will be supported to identify your knowledge and existing skills in relation to the GPN competency framework and create an action plan for professional and academic development.

Content includes;

  • an introduction to work based learning and General Practice Nurse competence frameworks
  • law and ethics
  • technology in general practice
  • skills for working in general practice
  • sexual health
  • reflection
  • supporting patients with long term conditions
  • motivational interviewing
  • mental health
  • immunisations/vaccinations
  • action planning and career mapping

Assessment

The Level 6 Fundamentals of General Nursing programme is assessed via portfolio.

Entry requirements

You must be a registered nurse, working in a general practice setting, in order to be considered for this course.

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development module is stand-alone and is not within a wider award framework.

Study dates

This module can run semester 1 and 2. Please see CPD apply and the online application form for details of start dates.

How to apply

If your CPD course is funded by NHS North West, please apply through the CPD apply system. You can contact your Trust Training Lead for further advice on this process.

If you are funding the course yourself, please apply using the postgraduate online application form

Further information

Further information is available in our CPD for healthcare professionals brochure

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

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