Core Module Information
Module title: Transitioning To Professional Practice

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR09128
Module leader: Emma Trotter
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

In this module you will apply a critical understanding of your role as a professional nurse within a policy and operational context recognising as appropriate, differences between the devolved legislatures in the UK. You will examine the accountabilities and responsibilities required to maintain your professional registration, support your colleagues and assure the delivery of safe and effective care. You will examine the range of attributes that underpin professional practice and your own personal journey in relation to these. You will demonstrate a critical understanding of strategies to promote your own learning and facilitate learning of others including reflection, providing constructive feedback and evaluating performance.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Learning Outcomes

LO1: Critically reflect upon the function of the NMC, and your responsibilities for yourself and others in developing and maintaining accountable professional practice.
LO2: Critically reflect on the professional attributes, knowledge and skills developed through your programme of education which will support you in your role as a registered nurse.
LO3: Develop an understanding of skills and attributes necessary to support and supervise student nurses and other learners.
LO4: Critically appraise yourself as an adult learner in assessing, planning and evaluating your ongoing professional development needs.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Emma Trotter
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be taught using a blended approach of on-line learning and face to face tutorials (LO1-4). To support your application of ideas, scenario based learning will be used to examine and evaluate how principles, theories and practices support professionalism, supervision and a commitment to ongoing development. You will undertake on-line activities designed to prepare you for tutorial attendance and to promote critical application of ideas. In tutorials you will participate in a range of activities including, debates, group problem-solving and role-play. The teaching and learning is designed in ways to accommodate different learning preferences to reflect the curricular commitment to inclusive learning.

Formative Assessment:
A Critical reflective account that demonstrates aspect of your learning in practice – Submitted for peer and tutor feedback.

Summative Assessment:
A portfolio of evidence demonstrating critical reflection on your personal professional development journey and preparedness for your role as a registered nurse demonstrated by:
A critical reflective account of extracts from your reflection in placement which demonstrates your professionalism in action.
Evidence of completion of NES Preparation for Supervision module.
Critical reflection on a teaching/coaching/mentoring activity undertaken by you.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 16
Online Guided independent study 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 LO1-4 14/15
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NUR09128 Transitioning to Professional Practice Trimester 2 2022-23