This online programme is an essential resource for any nurse new to general practice, as well as a useful refresher generally. It provides introductory level learning resources and self-assessment questionnaires across a range of topics, covering baseline skills for nursing in general practice. It represents the building blocks of an educational pathway to support a career in general practice nursing.
Included in the programme are two full-day workshops led by experienced practice nurse facilitators, who will support your progression through the units.
The programme will help you to identify learning needs appropriate to your role in practice and direct you to further opportunities for continued professional development. The programme is written by practice nurses for practice nurses, with the aim of being totally relevant and user-friendly.
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There are eight units in the programme, covering a broad range of topics relevant to practice nursing. Unit 1 must be accessed first but the remainder can be accessed in any order.
At the end of each unit there is a self-assessment questionnaire for you to test your understanding. In addition, you are advised to assess your individual progression in skill development through observed practice, audit, peer review and reflection on significant events. To do this effectively, you will need support from an experienced practice nurse or mentor, either from within your practice or a colleague from a local practice.
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