I was worried about studying for a nursing degree, but I have felt incredibly supported by the staff, and the lectures are very engaging... Studying for a nursing degree is challenging, but it is worth it at The Mid Yorkshire School of Nursing.
50% of the programme will be clinically based, and all placements will be within Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust.
Clinical placements will be 9-10 weeks in length, and you will have the opportunity to experience placements in medical and surgical wards and in the community during the three years of your course. You will work with a named qualified Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor throughout your placement.
Your mentor will support you in meeting your learning needs; you'll have three interviews with your Practice Assessor whilst on placement.
The first interview will involve you both agreeing on what you need to achieve whilst on the placement using your electronic practice assessment document (MYEpad) and your Ongoing Record of Skills and Achievement Log (ORSAL). Together you will plan alternative areas that are available for you to visit to enhance your learning.
The second interview will be to review your progress and ensure you are on track to meet your agreed objectives and the third interview will be to ensure your learning objectives have been met.
You will also have access to the Practice Development Education Unit within the Trust, which leads a nationally award-winning programme for supporting newly-qualified nurses to make the transition from students to registered nurses. Their role is to ensure you experience the highest quality placements and are there to support and answer any queries you may have about your placements. The Practice Development Education Unit will deliver specific training days throughout your training and you will meet them during your Induction when you come out for your first placement.
Learning and assessment
There is a structured approach to teaching which will start with key reading, and or a directed activity, followed by a keynote lecture either as a cohort or collaborative field groups, this is consolidated by more directed activities for example group work, clinical case studies, simulated practice, elements of team and problem based learning, tutorials, debates and discussions.
Assessment methods used include essays, case studies, reports, workbooks, communications exercise, written and clinical examinations and portfolios. Practice experience is continuously assessed with a mid-placement formal formative assessment and a formal summative assessment.