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. The students will also have sampler and immunisation training.

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 hour’s 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.

Academic credits
Delivery method
On campus
Centre for Health Innovation Stafford

This module is taught over three terms, September until July, days vary Tuesday-Friday to ensure General Practice Nurses have exposure to all clinics in their own practice.

Start date

September 2024

Health, Science and Wellbeing

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.


HEE Funded

Self-Funded cost £3,400.00


Kairen Roche

Senior Lecturer

Kairen is a registered general nurse, with a passion for teaching in community care, from level 3 to level 7. Her main interests are Primary care, respiratory and long-term conditions.

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Sarah Postles

Senior Lecturer

I am a Lecturer in Paramedic Science with an interest in Advanced Practice and the evolving role of the Paramedic in the wider health service.

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Lorna Lockley

Senior Lecturer

Amanda Burston


How to apply

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