Module code: NUR3226

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

WILSON Beth (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 1.5

Clinical Placement Hours: 450

Independent Learning Hours: 15

Lecture Hours: 56

Tutorial Hours: 3

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Students must be eligible to return to parts one or two of the NMC Register.   Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to study at level 6. All students must have evidence that they were previously on the NMC Register and the date that their registration lapsed. This information is required to identify individual student need based on the Department of Health guidance (2011) shown below: Years out of practice Minimum practice hours required Equivalent days in practice(7.5 hours per day) 5 – 10 450 20 11 – 15 450 40 Criteria for application: Previously qualified nurses only must meet one or more of the following criteria. A) The applicant’s training was consolidated for a minimum of 6 months immediately after qualification and their Personal Identification Number (PIN) has lapsed for no more than to the end of the 5th year B) The applicant’s PIN lapsed more than 5 years ago, they must have evidence of undertaking a minimum of 150 hours of Health Care or Social Care work experience within last 6 months. C) The applicant’s PIN has been lapsed for more than 10 years but no more than to the end of the 15th year, applicants will be required to meet the above criteria (B), plus references will also be required from their current or previous employer. D) The applicant’s training was not consolidated for a minimum of 6 months following qualification, the module must be completed within five years of initial registration. An up to date CV will be required and references will be requested from their current or previous employer. Each applicant who meets the criteria A, B, C or D will be required to pass a selection interview, which will be conducted jointly by a member of the academic team and the practice placement partner. For midwives, registration will not have lapsed for more than 10 years and the applicant’s training was consolidated for 6 months following qualification. However each applicant will be judged individually at a joint interview between the RTP midwifery lead and practice partner. Nurses and midwives, for whom English is not a first language, returning to practice must provide evidence of passing an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0. prior to being accepted on the module. Additionally, applicants must have evidence of obtaining a practice placement in which to undertake clinical experiences. The placement must have a current educational audit, a named mentor and a ‘sign off’ mentor. This is a PSRB requirement.  

Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Contemporary health and social care policy, influences, development and impact

  • The role of legislation, guidelines, policies and codes of conduct in practice

  • The current organisation and structure of care

  • Current issues in nursing and midwifery educaiton

  • Evidence based practice

  • Assessing need, designing, implementing and evlauating inteventions

  • Communication,teaching and learning skills

  • Team and multiprofessional learning

Reflection on self

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Pass/Fail competencies PORTFOLIO Pass/Fail

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes and competence in practice


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Successful completion of a professional portfolio which demonstrates the achievement of the outcomes identified by the Nursing and Midwifery council (NMC). This will be assessed in practice by a sign-off mentor and will be pass/ fail. Students must achieve a pass in order to pass the module.


Students will also be required to complete a reflective account which demonstrates how they have achieved each of the learning outcomes and offers an evaluation of their own professional development and critically reviews their  practice experience (2,500 words)


Formative assessment

Students will receive on-going formative feedback from their mentor in practice. Students will be able to submit a plan of their written assignment for formative assessment by their tutor. Academic tutors from their field of practice also provide ongoing support.




Students will receive feedback through a variety of methods, these include

  • Verbal – during seminar sessions or tutorials

  • Written – on formative feedback of plan and summative assignments and throughout their portfolio

  • Email – where requested by the student

  • E discussion forums via SurreyLearn

Module aims

  • The aim of the module is to offer learners the opportunity to update and extend knowledge in professional, clinical and theoretical aspects of clinical practice for nurses and midwives wishing to return to practice. It reflects the current NMC requirements for those wishing to re-register and return to practice following a break. The module enables the student to enhance their knowledge and understanding of practice and re-visit skills in order to regain confidence and competence as a registrant.
  • Explore the policy context of health and social care and the influences on practice
  • Develop skills in utilising evidence to underpin practice
  • Investigate and develop skills of communication and reflection

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Critically analyse and contextualise the influence of health and social care policy relevant to the practice of nursing or midwifery C
2 Discuss and uphold the requirements of legislation, guidelines, codes of practice and policies relevant to the practice of nursing and midwifery P
3 Consider the influence on care of the current structure and organisation of care, nationally and locally KCP
4 Debate current issues in nursing and midwifery education and practice K
5 Utilise relevant literature and research to inform the practice of nursing and midwifery KC
6 Identify and assess need, design and implement interventions and evaluate outcomes in all relevant areas of practice, including the effective delivery of emergency care KP
7 Evaluate their effectiveness in communication, teaching and learning skills in light of being part of an inter-professional team KCPT
8 Examine own strengths and weaknesses, acknowledge limitations of competence and recognise the importance of maintaining and developing professional competence PT
9 Develop the skills to reflect and analyse own practice to demonstrate how they have changed or improved their work CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.