20 credits at level HE5
Enhancing and developing the practice of established nurses through an exploration of models and theories of nursing;
Considering their applicability to practice.
The nature of nursing and nursing knowledge;
General features of models of nursing;
Selected models of nursing and nursing theorists (eg Roper, Logan and Tierney; - Self care model - Adaptation model);
Application of models in clinical practice; Reflective practice;
Content selected by students.
The 200 hours notional time given to this module will be allocated as follows:
42 hours to classroom work with formal lectures , seminars, group work and discussion addressing course concepts with interactive learning (eg role play) and some student led sessions;
38 hours to consolidation of classroom work;
120 hours for working on and preparing assessments.
The assessment will take the form of two 2500 word essays.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Conceptualise and engage with the nature of nursing.||Display effective deployment of theories and concepts in illuminating the nursing process.|
|2.||Analyse, evaluate and deploy selected models and theories of nursing.||Display clarifications that show how practice can be enhanced by knowledge of the nursing process.|
|3.||Debate the relevance of models for clinical practice.||Display ability to sustain arguments evaluating the merits and relevance of models for clinical practice.|
|4.||Engage in critical reasoning and analysis and discover and interpret patterns in data.
Display coherent thinking which results in clarification of arguments and claims and discover appropriate meanings and social constructions which link with theories.
|5.||Identify and solve problems at an intermediate level of difficulty and synthesise arguments in the light of appropriate evidence.
Display a capacity to define issues and justify solutions
and display some level of original and creative thinking.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||A 2500 word essay.||A 2500 word essay.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
McKenna H (1997) Nursing Theories and Models, Routledge, London.
Pearson A and Vaughan B (1996) Nursing Models for Practice (2nd Ed), Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford.
Rolfe G (1998) Advanced Nursing Practice, Butterworth Heinemann.
Schrober J E and Hinchcliffe S M (eds) (1995) Towards Advanced Nursing Practice: Key Concepts for Health Care, Arnold, London.
Wright S G (1990) Building and Using a Model of Nursing, Arnold, London.
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