BGU launches qualification to ‘keep general practice nursing fit for purpose’
Bishop Grosseteste University’s new PG Cert seeks to keep students abreast of change in an ever-evolving health service
Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has launched a new qualification. The PG Cert in general practice nursing has been designed to help healthcare professionals broaden their skills, and keep general practice nursing fit for purpose in a constantly evolving NHS.
The course is a specialised Master’s level programme for registered healthcare professionals working in the primary care (general practice) sector, offering a “learner-centred and practice-focused programme of study, meeting their personal, professional and practice development needs”.
It aims to produce “high-calibre post graduates who are autonomous, reflexive, possessing inquiring and analytical minds,” promoting their continued study at doctoral level and beyond. The curriculum design focuses on both professional and service requirements, supported by key generic competencies:
- Autonomous practice
- Critical thinking
- High levels of problem solving and decision making
- Values based care
- Practice improvement and innovation
- Clinical Leadership and management
Nicki Walsh, senior lecturer (and programme lead for health and social care) in the School of Social Science at BGU, said: “This new certificate will not only allow healthcare professionals to gain new skills, it will provide them with the ability to confidently and critically examine the service they are a part of, meaning they can become a driving force of positive change within it.”