Deborah Washington, PhD cRN Abstract Understanding power and learning how to use it is critical if nurses' efforts to shape their practice and work environments are to be successful. As part of our efforts to develop a Fast-Track BSN-to-PhD nursing program, we met with nurse leaders from six organizations to explore what power means, how nurses acquire it, and how they demonstrate it in their practice.
The course focuses on theories of learning disability nursing and practice, healthcare planning and assessment, and enabling practitioners to be able to support people with learning disabilities of any age.
The course has a holistic focus, taking into account physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and cultural wellbeing.
Some compulsory skills sessions may take place in the evening. Year 1 Concepts of inter-professional and collaborative practice This module introduces the place and value of inter-professional and collaborative working in health and social care delivery.
Introducing evidence-based practice in learning disability nursing This module introduces the nature of evidence in health and social care and the importance of evidence-based practice for people with learning disabilities and their identified circles of support.
The module also sets out the context for the conduct of health and social care research, including funding and ethical aspects. As the structure of organs and body systems is closely linked to their function the two sciences of anatomy and physiology cannot be separated as structure determines the functions each organ or system can perform.
This will form a basis for future learning and application.
It has been designed to run across the whole year to ensure consistency and application as students experience a variety of practice areas. Contexts and concepts in learning disabilities This module will explore the past, present and future contexts of life for people with learning disabilities and the role of learning disability nursing.
The module provides the foundation for working with people who have a learning disability in a range of settings, across the lifespan. Historical factors that have influenced and shaped current practice will be highlighted.
The module considers the lifespan approach to bio-psycho-social human development, health and wellbeing when considering the clinical practice skills required to adequately provide safe and effective health care to people with learning disabilities.
Year 2 Inter-professional learning in practice This module builds upon the Concepts of inter-professional learning and collaborative practice gained in year one of the programme and expands to look at the environment, teamwork and collaboration.
It will promote the exploration of inter-professional practice in the clinical situation working with peers and health consumers. Appraising evidence-based practice in learning disability nursing This module considers how research questions are generated from practice with application to Learning Disability Nursing.
The steps in conducting research and audit and the main research methods in health and social care are explained and associated ethical aspects are discussed.
Methods of analysing and presenting different types of research data are introduced. The rationale for appraising research is considered and critical appraisal tools are reviewed. The module equips Learning Disability Nursing Students with the core skills and understanding to appraise evidence and assess its appropriateness to be implemented into practice.
Applied physiology across the lifespan This module encompasses the growth and development of people with learning disabilities and builds knowledge of applied physiology in relation to complex health needs.
There will be a range of practice experiences in year 2 and 3 of the programme. Specialist interventions in learning disability nursing This module will build on your knowledge of the range of issues that affect individuals who have a learning disability, offering opportunities to explore evidence-based supports and interventions to meet the needs of this group.
The module will facilitate the application of contemporary theory to practice, developing your ability to find and apply relevant research. This module will also enhance communication skills to work in partnership with individuals with learning disabilities, their identified circle of support and the wider multidisciplinary team, in order to best meet the needs of those they are supporting in the practice settings.
Year 3 Improving quality, change management and leadership This module will explore leadership, quality improvement and change within organisations from an inter-professional perspective. The module looks at a strategic, evidence-based approach to change management in a range of environments, integrating the perspectives of service users.
Emerging trends in learning disabilities This module focuses on new and developing trends in four areas of learning disability practice.
This module provides you with advanced knowledge and skills to challenge poor practice and to promote person-centredness at all levels of support for people with learning disabilities. These will prepare you for a career in a range of learning disability nursing opportunities across many different settings — including the NHS, independent and voluntary sectors.
Your day-to-day duties could include leading activities that promote health, well-being and independence - giving practical help and encouragement with everything from personal hygiene to finding a job. With experience, there are many opportunities for specialising as your career progresses, into areas such as health management, specialist activities, supported living management, research or nurse education.
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Undergraduate pre-registration Degree course in BSc (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing, London South Bank University (LSBU). Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).