Prepare for placement
- RCN toolkit
- Placement profiles - Example A&E
- Skills inventory
- Essential skills clusters
- Medicines administration
- Learning in practice handbook
Raising and escalating concerns
- NMC link
- UoC policy
- The Speak out Safely Campaign by the Nursing Times (SOS) aims to encourage NHS organisations and independent healthcare providers to develop cultures that are honest and transparent, to actively encourage staff to raise the alarm when they see poor practice, and to protect them when they do so
Course programme information
- Standards for pre-registration nursing education
- Compassion in practice 6 C's
- The Berwick report
- Enrichment experience
Good Health and Good Character
It is important that student nurses conduct themselves professionally at all times in order to justify the trust the public places in our professions. Throughout the Pre-registration programme students will learn about the behaviour and conduct that the public expects from nurses and midwives. This Guidance on professional conduct for nursing and midwifery students sets out the personal and professional conduct expected of nursing or midwifery students in order for them to be fit to practice.
Good health is necessary to undertake practice as a nurse or a midwife. Good health means that a person must be capable of safe practice.
Good character is also important as nurses and midwives must be honest and trustworthy. Good character is based on a person’s conduct, behaviour and attitude. It also takes account of any convictions and cautions that are not considered to be compatible with professional registration and that might bring the profession into disrepute. A person’s character must be sufficiently good for them to be capable of safe and effective practice without supervision.
Equality and Diversity
The University of Cumbria is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly. This link provides you with information about the work we are doing.
Where possible reasonable adjustments should be made in the work based environment. Local placement policies should be followed with regards to this. You may find some of the following useful:
The concern of the NMC (2010) when considering ‘reasonable adjustments’ is whether the adjustment enables a nurse, or midwife to achieve ‘safe and effective practice’ without supervision.