The Foundation programme at City, University of London has been designed for practice nurses who are new to the general practice setting. The taught components of these two courses provide important skills for practice nurses to enable and facilitate their development in key specific areas. There is a strong emphasis on having an evidence base to inform practice and clinical decisions. Each course is available at level 6 (for undergraduates) or level 7 (for postgraduates).
Who is it for?
Completion of the Foundation Programme will provide requisite knowledge, theory with a strong evidence base relating to the course content for the newly employed general practice nurse.
Foundation programme preceptorship dates (attendance required)
Jan: Wednesday 26 January 2022
Feb: Wednesday 23 February 2022
Mar: Wednesday 23 March 2022
Apr: Wednesday 20 April 2022
May: Wednesday 18 May 2022
Module 1: Introduction to general practice nursing/Key concepts in practice nursing (15 credits)
University Induction Day: Wednesday 2 February 2022
Feb: Tuesday 8, 14 and either 21 or 22 February 2022 (Date TBC)
Module 2: Cervical Cytology (15 credits)
Mar: Monday 14, 15, 16 and 18 March 2022
In addition to the above, there will be a scheduled visit to a colposcopy clinic (Date TBC).
If you are interesting in taking this course: Foundation Programme for Practice Nurses, Who are New to General Practice, please submit an application via the apply now button and select module code: NMS130 from the dropdown list.
On completion and depending whether you've studied at level 6 or 7, you can apply to use Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to take forward a maximum of 30 credits towards either the BSc/Graduate Diploma Primary Care Practice Nurse programme or a Postgraduate Diploma Primary Care Practice Nurse programme. You must also meet the programme entry requirements.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.