Developing a novel programme for transition to nursing and graduate study at Middlesex University London using accreditation of prior learning

Sobrany, Sheila, Corbett, Kevin and Taylor, Marion (2015) Developing a novel programme for transition to nursing and graduate study at Middlesex University London using accreditation of prior learning. In: Chief Nursing Officer’s Black and Minority Ethnic Advisory Group 7th Annual Conference Valuing Diversity - Embracing Change, Friday 16th October, Birmingham City Football Ground, St. Andrews Stadium, Cattell Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B9 4RL Hosted by Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.

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Abstract

Poster title: Developing a novel programme for Transition to Nursing and Graduate Study at Middlesex University London using accreditation of prior learning.

Authors: Sheila Sobrany, Kevin Corbett, Marion Taylor.

Institution: Department of Adult, Child and Midwifery
School of Health and Education
Middlesex University London.

Abstract:
There are reportedly many overseas qualified nurses working as Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) who, for a number of different reasons, have been unable to register with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC). The 26-week Transition to Nursing and Graduate Study Programme at Middlesex University London in 2015 enabled 22 students to enter the final year of the BSc (Hons) Nursing programme after successfully reaching NMC progression point 2. This newly validated programme combines accreditation of prior learning (APL) with traditionally assessed theory and practice placements.
Whilst our novel programme cannot offer a universal panacea to the current nursing workforce problems, it does aim to build on local potential in order to help ameliorate the situation so offering one creative solution to the current staffing crisis. It does this by helping the NHS to capitalise on its human resources by upskilling an existing HCA workforce in partnership with the local NHS Trusts and funded by Health Education North Central and East London (HENCEL), which is responsible for ensuring high quality professional education is provided across the north central London area.
We will describe the educational processes whereby these students have demonstrably enhanced their existing knowledge, skills, attitudes and academic standards by successfully attaining NMC progression point 2. We will also critically evaluate the curriculum design and the teaching and learning processes deployed, as well as the difficulties, and the requisite development areas, arising from this new programme. For nurse educators organising and delivering this new programme, a number of challenges and lessons have been learnt which are associated with meeting the learning needs of these students and designing such a programme so as to meet the requirements of both the NMC and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 18232
Depositing User: Sheila Sobrany
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2015 09:44
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2019 08:26
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/18232

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