Key: K = Knowledge and Understanding C = Cognitive and Intellectual P = Practical Professional T = Key Transferable [see programme specification]

NO Programme Outcome Stage/Level 5(2) Stage/Level 4(1)

K1 Demonstrate comprehensive and detailed knowledge and understanding of the discipline of nursing

Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of aspects of the discipline of nursing

Describe, explain and use key elements of the foundation knowledge and key

concepts of the discipline of nursing K2 Evaluate and apply detailed knowledge

and understanding of nurse caring and the fundamental principles and values of nursing care

Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of nurse caring and the fundamental principles and values of nursing

Describe and explain nurse caring, and the fundamental principles and values of nursing

K3 Evaluate and apply detailed knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms used within health and social care to assess and manage risk

Demonstrate and apply detailed knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms used within health and social care to assess and manage risk

Demonstrate understanding of the nurse’s primary role to care for and safeguard the public and the mechanisms used within health and social care to assess and manage risk

K4 Evaluate key aspects of the professional, political, economic, social and global systems which influence nursing and the delivery of health and social care

Explore the key aspects of the

professional, political, economic, social and global systems which influence nursing and the delivery of health and social care

Identify and describe key aspects of the professional, political, economic, social and global systems which influence nursing

K5 Demonstrate comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the psychosocial, spiritual, cultural and environmental factors that can impact upon the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities

Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of key aspects of the psychosocial, spiritual, cultural and environmental factors that can impact upon the health and wellbeing of individuals and families

Identify, explain and use key aspects of the psychosocial, spiritual, cultural and environmental factors that can impact upon the health and wellbeing of individuals

K6 Demonstrate comprehensive and detailed knowledge of common physical and mental health problems and treatments in own field of practice, related nursing care and the impact of co-morbidity and physiological and psychological

vulnerability upon service user care needs

Critically analyse the fundamental physical and mental health needs of people of all ages and the more complex and co-existing needs of people from own nursing field of practice, and related nursing care

Identify and explain the common physical and mental health needs of people of all ages accessing health and social care, and related nursing care

K7 Analyse and evaluate appropriate

measures to prevent and control infection and promote the protection of service users, self and others

Critically review appropriate measures to prevent and control infection and promote the protection of service users, self and others

Identify and explain appropriate measures to prevent and control infection and promote the protection of service users, self and others

K8 Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the essential skills clusters

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the essential skills clusters

Describe and explain the purpose of the essential skills clusters

K9 Plan, undertake and evaluate a field-specific, self-managed major project which synthesises elements of

contemporary clinical practice, research evidence and theory to promote service improvement

Apply an enquiry-based approach to the utilisation of knowledge in nursing

Describe and explain sources of nursing knowledge and an enquiry-based approach to nursing practice

K10 Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of effective nurse leadership at the national and local level

Demonstrate understanding of effective nurse leadership and the nurses role within management and leadership structures at the national and local level

Describe the characteristics of an effective leader and recognise the national and local nurse leadership structure

C1 Demonstrate intellectual flexibility and openness to new ideas, innovation and enterprise

Demonstrate intellectual flexibility and openness to new ideas

Recognise the provisional and changing nature of knowledge

C2 Question orthodoxy using balanced, logical and supported argument to

support the development of contemporary nursing practice, health and social care delivery and the promotion of innovative practice

Utilise balanced, logical and supported arguments in a range of contexts to contribute to the development of

contemporary nursing practice, health and social care delivery

Justify conclusions in defined and limited contexts relating to nursing, health and social care

C3 Is confident and flexible in identifying and defining complex problems and the application of appropriate knowledge, tools/methods to their solution in nursing practice

Can identify key areas of problems and choose appropriate tools/methods for their resolution in a considered manner

Can apply given tools/methods accurately and carefully to a well-defined problem and begin to appreciate the complexity of associated issues

C4 Synthesise, appraise and evaluate data/evidence from appropriate sources to make independent judgements within a range of nursing contexts

Analyse, apply and interpret data/

evidence from a variety of sources

Gather, record and describe with

guidance evidence/data from a range of sources

C5 Synthesise and critically appraise the range of evidence underpinning nursing decision-making, improvement and reform

Explore the evidence used to support nursing decision-making, service improvement and reform

Describe and explain how different sources of evidence are used to support nursing decision-making, service

improvement and reform C6 Synthesise, appraise and evaluate the

legal, ethical, professional and Clinical Governance frameworks that underpin nursing, health and social care practice

Analyse the legal, ethical, professional and Clinical Governance frameworks that underpin nursing, health and social care practice

Identify and describe the legal, ethical, professional and Clinical Governance frameworks that underpin nursing, health and social care practice

C7 Synthesise appraise and evaluate the concepts of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-discriminatory practice

Analyse, apply and interpret the concepts of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-discriminatory practice

Describe explain and apply the concepts of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-discriminatory practice

C8 Synthesise and critically appraise service user journeys, and the experiences of service users and their family/carers at each point in the care continuum

Critically analyse service user journeys, and the experiences of service users and their family/carers at each point in the care continuum

Identify and explain the service user journey and the concept of service user-centred care

C9 Synthesise and critically appraise key aspects of improvement science and its application within nursing, health and social care to improve service user outcomes

Analyse, apply and interpret key aspects of improvement science and its

application within nursing, health and social care to improve service user outcomes

Describe and explain the role and

components of improvement science and how it is used within nursing, to improve service user outcomes

C10 Analyse and evaluate the contribution of nursing to the health improvement agenda

Critically analyse the contribution of nursing to the health improvement agenda

Identify and describe the role of nursing in meeting the health improvement agenda

P1 Demonstrates professional accountability, by practising legally and ethically at all times, including complex and

unpredictable contexts

Operate ethically in situations of varying complexity and predictability requiring the application of a wide range of techniques and demonstrate professional

accountability and ethical practice

Demonstrate understanding of and adherence to ethical practice

P2 Respond to the diverse and changing nature of nursing practice, recognising own competence, accountability and sphere of influence acting autonomously or with limited supervision or direction, as appropriate

Demonstrate an increasing awareness of the scope of nursing practice, and

recognise and act within the limits of own competence whilst adhering to

professional and legal guidelines

Recognise and act within the limits of their own competence and adhere to

professional and legal guidelines

P3 Recognise situations which fall outside the scope of nursing practice; recognise the expertise of others and refer

appropriately within the health and social care team

Recognise the expertise of other members of the health and social care team and refer appropriately

Recognise the different roles and

expertise of other members of the health and social care team in the delivery of health and social care

P4 Champion and promote service user dignity and facilitate empowerment when working with individuals and their families/

carers

Promote service user dignity and facilitate empowerment when delivering care

Maintains service users’ dignity and privacy when implementing care

P5 Facilitates informed consent and choice in all care provision within appropriate legal frameworks

Implement strategies to promote informed choice and consent when delivering nursing care

Recognise the mechanisms through which informed consent is obtained and apply this knowledge to own practice

P6 Demonstrate practice which recognises and challenges inequality, inequity and cultures of acceptance to promote culturally sensitive, anti-discriminatory health and social care practice

Demonstrate practice which is sensitive to the diverse range of social and cultural needs and which promotes equity,

diversity, inclusion and anti-discriminatory practice

Demonstrate awareness of social and cultural diversity and recognise the need to promote anti-discriminatory practice

P7 Champion the rights of all to health, safety and wellbeing and challenge situations which increase vulnerability; minimise risk, protect the individual and where appropriate implement safeguarding strategies

Recognise when people are vulnerable and at risk, or in need of support and protection, promote their human rights, health and wellbeing and implement strategies to safeguard where appropriate

Recognise individuals who are vulnerable and seek advice in order to promote health wellbeing and where appropriate safeguarding

P8 Work within Clinical Governance

frameworks to justify nursing practice and promote and ensure service user safety through the management of actual or potential risk

Demonstrate understanding of Clinical Governance Frameworks used to promote and ensure service user safety through the management of actual or potential risk

Participate in the assessment and management of risk

P9 Work within information governance frameworks to manage, record and store information

Demonstrate understanding and adherence to information governance frameworks

Participate in the recording, storage and management of records

P10 Demonstrate the ability to listen effectively to the service user’s story and where appropriate relay this to the

multidisciplinary team in order to promote understanding of the service user’s experience, needs and choices

Demonstrate the ability to listen actively to the service user’s story and where

appropriate relay this to the

multidisciplinary team in order to promote understanding of the service user’s experience, needs and choices

Describe, explain and use fundamental communication skills when interacting with service users, their families/carers,

colleagues and peers

P11 Communicate effectively with the service user, their families/carers and the

multidisciplinary team throughout the service user’s journey

Communicate effectively with the service user, their families/carers and the

multidisciplinary team throughout the service user’s journey

Describe, explain and use fundamental communication skills when interacting with service users, their families/carers,

colleagues and peers P12 Act autonomously with limited supervision

to develop, sustain and appropriately disengage from therapeutic relationships, which are based upon effective

partnerships, sensitivity and compassion

Act with increasing autonomy to develop, sustain and appropriately disengage from therapeutic relationships, which are based upon effective partnerships, sensitivity and compassion

Act with limited autonomy to develop, sustain and appropriately disengage from therapeutic relationships, which are based upon effective partnerships, sensitivity and compassion

P13 Demonstrate the ability to facilitate the acquisition of the knowledge and skills which will enable the service user (and where appropriate their families/ carers) to fulfil their potential to manage their own care, through information sharing,

collaborative working, education, advice and support

Implement strategies to promote the development of the knowledge and skills which will enable the service user (and where appropriate their families/carers) to manage their own care

Assist the registered nurse in providing education to service users and where appropriate their families/carers in order to promote health and wellbeing

P14 Take a proactive approach to the selection and use of appropriate technology and communication aids to enhance clinical practice within health and social care

Utilise appropriate technology and communication aids to enhance clinical practice within health and social care

Demonstrate awareness of appropriate technology and communication aids to enhance clinical practice within health and social care

P15 Respond proactively to service users’

needs and those of their families/carers

Anticipate and respond to service users’

needs and those of their families/carers

Respond appropriately to service users’

needs and those of their families/carers

P16 Demonstrate and apply comprehensive detailed knowledge of normal and altered physiology, psychology, development, life-stage and the impact of

co-morbidities, in order to undertake accurate nursing assessments and to inform decision-making

Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of normal and altered physiology,

psychology and development across the life continuum in order to undertake accurate nursing assessments of service user care needs

Describe, explain and apply the key concepts of normal and altered

physiology, psychology and development across the life continuum, to service user care

P17 Demonstrate comprehensive and detailed knowledge of medicines, medicines management and the foundation knowledge for nurse prescribing, and apply this knowledge to service user care

Participate in the safe administration of medication and demonstrate the application of appropriate medicines management knowledge and skills

Participate in the safe administration of medication and demonstrate the application of appropriate medicines management knowledge and skills

P18 Demonstrate effective and dynamic clinical decision-making skills in order to identify and meet through negotiation, service users’ holistic needs and where appropriate those of their families/carers

Demonstrate effective clinical decision-making skills in order to identify and meet through negotiation, service users’ holistic needs and where appropriate those of their families/carers

Demonstrate understanding of clinical decision-making processes when assisting the registered nurse in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of holistic service user-centred care

P19 Evaluate and proactively utilise health promotion/illness prevention strategies to maximise the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities across the age continuum and different levels of dependency

Critically review and select appropriate health promotion/illness prevention strategies to maximise the health and wellbeing of individuals and families

Identify and explain health promotion/

illness prevention strategies to maximise the health and wellbeing of individuals

P20 Synthesise and critically appraise best available evidence to support clinical decision-making, providing a rationale for the delivery and enhancement of care

Question and apply best available evidence to support clinical decision-making and provide a rationale for care delivery

Identify the nature of evidence used to support nursing care decisions within the clinical environment

P21 Demonstrate high standards of safe, effective and efficient nursing care skills to meet the fundamental and more complex and co-existing needs of service users in their own field of practice across diverse care settings

With increasing autonomy demonstrate a range of safe, effective and efficient nursing skills to meet the fundamental physical and mental health needs of service users and the more complex and coexisting needs of people from own nursing field of practice

Demonstrate safe nursing skills to meet the fundamental physical and mental health needs of service users

P22 Provide safe and appropriate immediate care to all people accessing or referring to specialist services as required

irrespective of own field of practice

Recognise situations which require immediate first aid/intervention, and demonstrate the ability to provide safe first aid and/or support as appropriate,

escalating concerns irrespective of own field of practice

Recognise situations which require immediate first aid/intervention, and demonstrate the ability to provide safe first aid and/or support as appropriate,

escalating concerns irrespective of own field of practice

P23 Work in partnership with other members of the multidisciplinary team and other health and social care agencies in order to provide seamless person-centred care according to service users’ needs and their choice

Work within the multidisciplinary/multi-agency team to promote the provision of optimum service user-centred care

Participate in the provision of multidisciplinary/multi-agency care

P24 Work with others to influence and inform the improvement and reform agenda

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P25 Confidently utilise supervision and teaching skills in order to develop the knowledge and practice of other members of the health and social care team

Participate in strategies to identify and meet the learning needs of other members of the health and social care team

Discuss a range of learning styles and teaching strategies to develop the knowledge and skills of others

P26 Safely, effectively and confidently lead, co-ordinate and manage care delivery

Demonstrate appreciation of the

knowledge and skills required in order to lead, co-ordinate and manage care delivery

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T1 Communicate clearly fluently and effectively in a range of styles and through a variety of media, including verbal, written and electronic, appropriate to the context in accordance with

professional guidelines

Select and use appropriately a range of communication methods in accordance with professional guidelines

Communicate appropriately in individual and group discussions with peers and professional colleagues

T2 Engage effectively in academic and clinical discussion and present arguments in a logical and professional manner

Prepare, deliver and evaluate presentations to an audience

Communicate appropriately in individual and group discussions with peers and professional colleagues

T3 Recognise and evaluate factors which enhance group processes, team and inter-disciplinary working, and evaluate and develop own personal effectiveness within and across teams

Adopt a range of roles within a team and contribute to the effective working of the team

Engage in team activities to enhance a co-operative approach to learning and working

T4 Use quality assurance strategies to promote service improvement

Participate in quality assurance strategies used to evaluate practice and promote service improvement

Describe quality assurance strategies used to evaluate practice and promote service improvement

T5 Demonstrate critical awareness of own values, beliefs and assumptions and implement strategies to ensure that the values and beliefs of others are

recognised and responded to in a non-judgmental manner, and ethical, anti-discriminatory practice is promoted and maintained

Demonstrate awareness of own values, beliefs and assumptions and implement strategies to ensure that the values and beliefs of others are recognised and responded to in a non-judgmental manner, and ethical, anti-discriminatory practice is promoted and maintained

Demonstrate awareness of own values, beliefs and assumptions and those of others, and maintain anti-discriminatory practice

T6 Analyse and evaluate own leadership style and personal effectiveness and utilise appropriate strategies to facilitate personal and professional growth and achievement of leadership potential

Recognise leadership styles in self and others and use this knowledge to promote positive interactions and relationships with others

Describe the qualities of effective leadership and identify and implement strategies to maximise own personal effectiveness

T7 Select and evaluate a range of software applications and appropriate technology necessary to support own practice

Use a range of specialist software and appropriate technology to support own

Use a range of specialist software and appropriate technology to support own

In document PRE-REGISTRATION NURSING. BSc (HONS) NURSING STUDIES PROGRAMME HANDBOOK ADULT NURSING FIELD (Page 43-52)