Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Transition to autonomous practice (Adult)
Academic Year
NU10220, NU10320, NU10460, NU10460, NU20120, NU20320, NU20760, NU22700, NY10460, NY10460, NY20760 or NY22700 Pre-registration nursing modules
NU30220 Pre-registration nursing modules
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Revalidation Portfolio  3000 Words  70%
Semester Assessment 1 Hours   Safemedicate online exam  30%
Supplementary Assessment Revalidation Portfolio  ​​​​Students must pass each element at 40% and retake failed elements of the module assessment.​ 3000 Words  70%
Supplementary Assessment 1 Hours   Safemedicate online exam  *Safemedicate exam has 100% pass rate which is an NMC requirement  30%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Critically appraise skills and attributes associated with autonomous adult nursing practice

Demonstrate detailed knowledge of NMC Code of Professional Practice

Critique effectiveness of strategies for supporting personal wellbeing and self-care strategies

Create and maintain an effective supportive supervisory relationship

Demonstrate detailed knowledge and essential skills involved in safer drug administration

Reflect on personal skills, abilities and attributes and create an effective personal development plan

Brief description

​​​This adult field specific module revisits key concepts underpinning nursing, medicines management, professional practice and holistic person centred care. The focus will be on examining the learning journey so far and critically exploring readiness to become autonomous registered professionals with the confidence to deliver safe and effective holistic person centred adult nursing care.​


​​This module prepares the students for working in a competitive employment marketplace and assists them in consolidating their understanding of professional practice by further equipping them with the skills required for securing employment and for complying with professional regulation requirements

​​The module will include:
​Prescriber ready preparation
​Practice Supervisor training
​Mandatory e-learning
​Writing and maintaining a CV and revalidation portfolio
​Interview skills and unconscious bias
​Political awareness
​Managing budgets
​Emotional intelligence and resilience
​Assessing, escalating and recording risk
​Managing conflict
​Promoting wellbeing
​Clinical scenarios which are specific to adult/mental health field of nursing
​Clinical Supervision skills

​In addition, the module will also focus on nurturing competence and confidence in students’ clinical abilities when demonstrating nursing skills within clinical practice placements, focusing on:
​clinical skill development/maintenance
​maintenance of All Wales passports (e.g. Manual Handling/Violence and Aggression) – updating when required
​clinical learning requirements
​practice supervision/assessment
​clinical assessments
​PAD use/evidencing work-based achievements
​Leading clinical care delivery

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Adaptability and resilience ​​This module will encourage students to reflect on their learning journey to date and will note their achievement and skills in becoming an autonomous practitioner. Through ongoing learning activities, scenarios, discussions and practical's, students will identify the changes in their approaches to clinical situations over the past three years and will be required to maintain their abilities in being adaptable and flexible. Students will be required to maintain emotional self-care skills
Co-ordinating with others ​​In this module, students will continue to advance their abilities in professional coordination. Whilst being on the cusp of graduating, students will demonstrate their abilities of coordination and communication, reflecting back on their skills and their learning journey in becoming an autonomous practitioner.
Creative Problem Solving ​​This module will reflect back on the student’s learning journey so far, identifying the knowledge and skills they have learnt to date, noting their progression from absolute beginner to nurse novice status. Students will be encouraged to consider that nursing will always be a profession requiring continuous learning and development, which will need them to draw on their tool kit of skills to address any clinical situation presented to them.
Critical and analytical thinking ​​This module will further underline the importance of displaying critical and analytical thinking within clinical environments. Advancements of knowledge and understanding will require practitioners to constantly appraise new and different ways of working, and students will be required to demonstrate their abilities of this within different learning activities and written work.
Digital capability This module will require the students to continue to use/and learn how to: ​use blackboard/pebble-pad ​access lectures remotely and participate accordingly ​know how to search electronic databases ​use the library’s electronic catalogue ​submit work electronically ​complete Safe Medicate exam online
Professional communication ​​Students will be required to maintain a high standard of professional communication skills within their everyday practice, and within this module students will be encouraged to reflect on their learning journey, noting their progression into becoming autonomous practitioners. They will be expected to continue to participate in discussions, debates, mock interviews and other learning activities in order to further advance their communication abilities.
Real world sense ​​Both theory and practice are equally weighted within nursing curricula, meaning that it is important that classroom subjects are applicable within the practicable nature of the clinical environment, thus giving the taught component a real-world sense. All taught subjects will therefore relate back to clinical practice. Such a requirement will be reflected in this module by: Preparing students for employment, CV writing, interview skills, maintaining professional portfolio, NMC revalidation
Reflection Reflection will continue to be promoted within this module. During the third year, the clinical supervision groups are expected to be self-managed, with groups’ participants being autonomous and leading their reflective discussions. Within this module, students will complete a final assignment, reflecting on their learning journey in becoming an autonomous practitioner. In addition, NMC revalidation will require the students to write five pieces of reflection, demonstrating how a CPD, feedback
Subject Specific Skills ​​Students will further develop their knowledge and skills in: ​professional nursing practice ​NMC revalidation requirements ​medicine management ​being prescriber ready ​being a practice supervisor ​completing mandatory training ​creating their CV ​undertaking interviews ​understanding the NMC Code of Professional Conduct ​team working ​the delivery of person-centred holistic care ​safe practice


This module is at CQFW Level 6