• For Entry: February 2020
  • Duration: 1 week(5 days) theory with three, fortnightly follow-up study days and 450 hours of practice
  • School: Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Study Mode: Full Time

Are you a nurse who is no longer on the NMC register? Re-engage with your practice and reactivate your registration.

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The aim of this module is to prepare you to reactivate your NMC nursing registration, where you will learn all relevant up-to-date knowledge, skills and competencies to be able to provide safe, effective and person-centred care.

This is a unique opportunity to update your nursing knowledge and practice. You will be mentored in a supportive environment that will build your confidence, enabling you to develop as a safe and effective practitioner. 

You will study either Adult, Mental Health or Child Nursing and you will focus on the four areas of the Code:

  • Prioritise people
  • Practice effectively
  • Preserve safety and
  • Promote professionalism and trust

You will explore the influence of health and social care policy relevant to nursing practice and reflect critically on your own performance and professional development. 

You can be placed in NHS Fife or NHS Tayside. There is a slight difference between the two health boards. Please read the following information related to where you wished to be placed in practice.

Your placement will be aligned to vacancies and where band 6 support is available for you, within NHS Fife. You will receive a Training Agreement for NHS Fife, which provides payment at Band 2 Agenda for Change pay scale for the period of your practice placements. On successful completion of the programme and subsequent re-entry onto the NMC Register, you will be offered the Band 5 vacancy in the placement. Alternatively you can apply for other advertised posts within NHS Fife.

You will study the field of nursing for which you are seeking re-registration i.e.  Adult, Mental Health or Child Nursing and focus on the four areas of The Code: prioritise people, practice effectively, preserve safety and promote professionalism and trust (NMC, 2018).

Interviews will be undertaken jointly between NHS and university staff in the Fife Campus. These will involve a full day and  include both one-to-one and group situations. Interviews with NHS Fife will take place on 5 December 2019.

Deadline for applications with NHS Fife is 22 November 2019

You will undertake your practice placements within a clinical environment that can provide Practice Education Facilitator support, has capacity to support your placement within the clinical team, and provides potential for a substantive post on successful completion of the programme of the programme and subsequent re-entry onto the NMC Register.  Your placement will be determined by these criteria. You will receive an NHS Training Agreement for NHS Tayside which provides payment at Band 2 Agenda for Change pay scale for the period of your practice placements, with the expectation that you will accept a substantive post within the Health Board of your placement completion.

You will study the field of nursing for which you are seeking re-registration i.e.   Adult or Mental Health Nursing and focus on the four areas of The Code: prioritise people, practice effectively, preserve safety and promote professionalism and trust (NMC, 2018).

Interviews will be undertaken jointly between NHS and university staff in the City Campus. These will involve a full day and include both one-to-one and group situations. Interviews in Tayside will take place on 16/17 December.

Deadline for applications with NHS Tayside is 29 November 2019

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework

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How you will be taught

You'll be encouraged to use our online study portal in order to develop independent learning skills.

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Scenario based teaching
  • Clinical skills

The theory portion of the programme includes one week of full-time study.  All on campus study days will normally be 9am to 5pm. Practice hours will normally be full-time, working the shifts of the allocated clinical area. Part-time placement hours are also available (no less than 22.5 hours/0.6WTE).

How you will be assessed

  • 40% Coursework
  • 10% Online exams (medicine administration)
  • 50% Continuous practice based assessment

Modules

Prioritise People

  • Communication skills
  • Whistleblowing
  • Person centred care
  • Compassionate care
  • Working with service users and carers

Practice Effectively

  • Reflective practice
  • Research awareness and evidence based practice
  • Digital literacy skills
  • Learning, teaching and assessment in practice
  • Professional development and career planning
  • Medicine administration
  • Health promotion
  • Contemporary issues in nursing practice

Preserve Safety

  • Risk assessment: assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care.
  • Quality improvement
  • Anticipatory and emergency care
  • Manual handling
  • Infection control

Promote Professionalism and Trust

  • Interprofessional practice
  • The Code and professional accountability
  • Health and social care policy, including structure and organisation of care
  • Safeguarding and vulnerable groups
  • Legal and professional issues, including revalidation.

The aim of this module is to prepare you to reactivate your NMC nursing registration, demonstrating up-to-date knowledge, skills and competence to be able to provide safe, effective and person centred care. 

"The nursing courses at Dundee are amazing – I have felt so supported and met great people."

Janet Al-Asadi
MSc Infection: Prevention and Control

There is a cost of £1500 for the theory component and funding may be available through NHS Education for Scotland.

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.

Examples of additional costs:

One off costOngoing costIncidental cost
Graduation feeStudio feeField trips

*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.

Additional costs:

  • may be mandatory or optional expenses
  • may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
  • vary depending on your programme of study
  • are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable

Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.

For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.

To apply you will need to complete both a University and NHS application. First make your university application by clicking the Apply Now button below. When this is submitted your NHS application will be sent to you.

Applications NHS Fife

Deadline for applications with NHS Fife is 22 November 2019

A drop-in information evening is planned in the Kirkcaldy Campus between 4pm and 7 pm on Monday 18 November

Applications NHS Tayside

Deadline for applications with NHS Tayside is 29 November 2019

A drop-in information evening is planned in the Dalhousie Building, City Campus between 4pm and 7 pm on Thursday 21 November.

Both university and NHS representatives will be available at both drop-in information events to tell you more about the programme and to answer your questions.

You can also contact Sheila Douglas, the Programme Lead on email: s.t.douglas@dundee.ac.uk or by telephone  01382 388534

You apply for this course through our Direct Application System, which is free of charge. You can find out more information about making your application when you click Apply Now below

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