Fundamentals of General Practice Nursing


Develop the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to perform at the highest level as a general practice nurse.

Using the Practice Nurse Competency Framework (PNCF©) as a resource tool, and the experts at Staffordshire University, this module aims to assess and implement high quality care for patients, the recognition of when higher levels of care are needed, and the referral of patients when the level of care is beyond your professional competence.

During this module, the provision of a holistic, multi-professional approach to meeting the needs of a diverse patient group will be covered, and your competency will be measured through a document assessed by a suitable qualified mentor within the students own general practice and development of a critically reflective portfolio.

Delivery Method

Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities: (120 hours) - 90 hours Presentations and lectures, 5 hours Discussion and group work, 20 hours Directed study, 1 hours formative study review, 4 hours group tutorials. Guided Independent Study: (480 hours) - 300 hours Reading and study, 150 hours Portfolio development. In addition a minimum of 30 hours which are facilitated and supervised clinical practice hours with a mentor including competency completion.

Delivery method
On campus
Start date

January, April, September, October

School of Health and Social Care
Certificate of Attendance

Entry requirements

Students must be a registered general nurse who are relatively new to working in general practice environment or has agreed access to work in a practice environment for 1 year, with an appropriately trained nurse mentor who has at least 2 years’ experience working in general practice.



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